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Raining goals at BMO field as Toronto FC punch ticket to first MLS Cup final

The rain wasn't the only thing pouring down at BMO field, as TFC scored goals aplenty.

Toronto FC defender Nick Hagglund (6) celebrates his goal against the Montreal Impact with teammates Michael Bradley (4) and Steven Beitashour (33) during second half MLS Eastern Conference playoff soccer final action in Toronto on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

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Toronto FC defender Nick Hagglund (6) celebrates his goal against the Montreal Impact with teammates Michael Bradley (4) and Steven Beitashour (33) during second half MLS Eastern Conference playoff soccer final action in Toronto on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

TORONTO - Substitutes Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts scored two minutes apart in extra time to send Toronto FC to the MLS Cup final with a 5-2 win on the night and a wild 7-5 aggregate victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday.

It took extra time and 12 goals to decide a scintillating two-legged Eastern Conference final. Toronto will host the Seattle Sounders on Dec. 10 in the MLS championship game, becoming the first Canadian team to go for the title.

Toronto trailed 3-2 after Game 1 in Montreal and had to come back the hard way after the Impact scored first. And when Toronto responded, Montreal came back in a heavyweight battle played out in the rain before a BMO Field record crowd of 36,000.

Only once before in MLS playoff history had a club trailed by as many as three goals in a two-leg aggregate series and come back to win the tie. The San Jose Earthquakes were down 4-0 in 2003 before rallying to defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy 5-4.