The 2021 eMLS Cup Finals have wrapped up, with FIFA 21 star DidyChrisLito going all the way and claiming his own personal treble of tournament wins. Here’s everything you need to know about how all the action unfolded.
- New York City’s Didychrislito came into eMLS Cup as a strong favorite, and on Day One he absolutely dominated – with an 11-3 win over AlanAvi.
- He took down defending champion George Adamou in an all-New York final – winning 6-4
- With the win, Chris completes a treble of the League Series one, two, and eMLS Cup.
After a weekend’s worth of top-class FIFA action, DidyChrisLito come out on top in the eMLS Cup, becoming the second-ever eMLS treble winner.
The New York City FC man, who takes home $20,000 for his win, was dominant throughout. In his quarter-finals matchup with AlanAvi, he ran out an 11-3 winner, before defeating xBleU yet again in the semi-finals.
He even claimed bragging rights over city rival, and defending eMLS Cup champion George Amadou in the final, winning 6-4 across two legs. Catch up on all of the action from the tournament including the final placements, all scores, highlights, and more below.
eMLS Cup essentials
- eMLS Cup official bracket
- eMLS League Series Two results and highlights
- Power rankings
- Mike LaBelle column
- How to enter eMLS Cup giveaway
eMLS Cup Playoffs bracket
eMLS Cup 2021: Recap & highlights
March 20 results
|PhilB 2-5 AlanAvi|
|Kid M3mito 1-3 Doolsta|
|Alekzandur 7–4 Fiddle|
|Cisse 2-3 Godfather|
|QF 1 – Adamou 2-1 Doolsta|
|QF 2 – Didychrislito 11-3 AlanAvi|
Day one recap: Didychrislito hits double figures to set a marker
eMLS Cup has seen its fair share of shocks over the years, but day one of the 2021 finals was pretty much business as usual. Only CisseSZN fell to a shock exit after beaten in extra-time by Godfather by a 3-2 scoreline.
In the opening game, AlanAvi continued his form from the Last Chance Qualifier. He got off to an absolute flyer, easing past PhilB94 by a 5-2 scoreline. The Toronto FC man mounted a comeback in leg two but it was in vain as the damage was done. Following them, Doolsta overcame Kid M3mito in the battle of former champions with the Nashville SC man taking home the victory with the 3-1 scoreline.
In a more opening affair, Sporting KC’s Alekzandur handed out a lesson in attack, walking all over the Fiddle with a 7-4 aggregate victory. The FC Cincinnati man made it respectable in the end, but Alek was in fine form. A closer game followed as Godfather provided the only shock of the day, defeating CisseSZN and setting up a quarter-finals match-up with his brother, KingCJ.
In the first of two quarter-finals on the day, reigning champion Adamou saw off Doolsta in a close tie, as the Nashville SC man wouldn’t lie down. Though, that wasn’t the case for Didychrislito. He completely walked all over AlanAvi, hitting double figures and showing why he’s everyone’s favorite to win it all.
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— FIFA 21 News (@UltimateTeamUK) March 20, 2021
— FUT Watch (@FutWatch) March 20, 2021
This felt like the main event. It lived up to it. pic.twitter.com/jAlomUlc3E
— FIFA 21 News (@UltimateTeamUK) March 21, 2021
March 21 results
|QF 3 – KingCJ 2-3 Godfather|
|QF 4 – xBleu 3-2 Alekzandur|
|SF 1 – Adamou 3-2 Godfather|
|SF 2 – Didychrislito 4-1 xBleu|
|eMLS Cup Final – Adamou 4-6 Didychrislito|
On day two of eMLS Cup action, Los Angeles Galaxy’s Godfather continued his stunning run of form, taking down KingCJ and completing the eliminations of the Diop brothers after claiming Cisse’s scalp on day one. In the fourth and final quarter-final, xBleU held on to and stifled the offensive juggernaut of Alekzandur, progressing to the semi-finals after a 3-2 win.
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However, the cinderella stories for both players ended there. Godfather was matched up against eventual finalist Adamou, and despite pushing him all the way, the defending eMLS Cup champion managed to secure the win, and a meeting with Didychrislito in the final.
Chris had managed to continue xBleU’s semi-finals hoodoo, making sure he didn’t progress to the final all season long. That meant he’d also secured a battle for New York final as well, with NYCFC claiming the bragging rights as Chris ran out a 6-4 winner.
— FUT Watch (@FutWatch) March 21, 2021
— FIFA 21 News (@UltimateTeamUK) March 21, 2021
— FIFA 21 News (@UltimateTeamUK) March 22, 2021
eMLS Cup limited-edition jersey
Just because you’re watching from home doesn’t mean you can’t feel close to the action. You can also get your hands on the special 2021 eMLS Cup jersey – available on ShopMLS.com for $89.99.
These limited-edition black Adidas shirts will be worn by players in the tournament, and is customizable with names and numbers when purchased. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America charity, too.
How to enter giveaway
There’s also a massive eMLS Cup fan giveaway to get involved in, too, with a load of amazing prizes to be given out. There will be 21 winners in total selected, and all fans have to do is sign up via the playr.gg/eMLSCup web page.
- Grand Prize (Two winners): eMLS SCUF Controller, JLab Studio Pro Headset, JLab Talk Pro Microphone, Limited Edition eMLS Cup Adidas Jersey, Coca-Cola Vintage Chic 4 Liter Mini Fridge, 12,000 FIFA Points.
- Runner-Up Prize (19 winners): 12,000 FIFA Points.
If you would like to take part and are looking for specific instructions, more details on how to enter can be found here.
eMLS Cup final placements
eMLS Cup 2021 VOD
If our highlights aren’t enough for you, and you want to watch the games back, you can find them on the MLS Twitch channel which is embedded below. There’s also the option to watch on the MLS Soccer website or free MLS app.
What’s next for eMLS players?
Players will now focus on the next big step, getting into the FIWC.
Only the best of the best make it in, so, the competition will be tough, but what a story it’d be if Didychrislito continues his dominance onto the world stage.