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Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, Western Conference Finals, leg 2: Player Ratings

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Seattle flipped the script in their away game against Colorado, and managed a 1-0 win against the Rapids. Pulling a page from their opponents' playbook, the away side absorbed pressure repeatedly, forcing the home team into hopeful, speculative shots. Seattle took advantage of a break to score a huge away goal.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, leg 2: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"My first answer to that is we're not finished yet. My second answer is that I'm very proud of this franchise. The fans deserve that – they deserve it." -Brian Schmetzer

That was amazing.

The Seattle Sounders have won the Western Conference final and are moving on to MLS Cup for the first time.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Happy Zoning Commission Meeting Day!

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Another part of the stadium process occurs today, looks at current and former DCU players, and Kurt Russell kicks ass in the snow.

Hi there! Hope your holiday was good one. Hopefully, with the Zoning Commission meeting today, we'll have something to add to our list of things to be thankful for.

Rookie star Morris lifts Sounders into MLS final

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Commerce City (United States) (AFP) Jordan Morris scored a second half goal on Sunday as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 to reach their first MLS championship final in franchise history.

Morris scored in the 56th minute on a pass from Nelson Haedo Valdez as the Sounders took the semi-final series 3-1 in aggregate scoring.

Rookie star Morris lifts Sounders into MLS final

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Commerce City (United States) (AFP) Jordan Morris scored a second half goal on Sunday as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 to reach their first MLS championship final in franchise history.

Morris scored in the 56th minute on a pass from Nelson Haedo Valdez as the Sounders took the semi-final series 3-1 in aggregate scoring.

Colorado Rapids 0 – Seattle Sounders 1

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The Seattle Sounders won the 2nd-leg of their Western Conference semifinals series 1-0 on Sunday, knocking out the Rapids 3-1 in aggregate.

Morris winner leads Sounders past Rapids, into MLS Cup final

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For eight years, the Seattle Sounders failed to reach an MLS Cup final. Theclub was routinely in the mix as a perennial powerhouse, but repeatedly fell short in postseason play despite frequently entering as favorites.

On Sunday, the Sounders finally broke through thanks to the play of their young star, reaching MLS Cup for the first time in what has likely been the club's most up-and-down season.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids: Your Live Commentary

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A spot in the MLS Cup is on the line on Sunday afternoon.

The Colorado Rapids play host to the Seattle Sounders at Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the second leg of the Western Conference finals. The Sounders enter Sunday's match with a 2-1 advantage, but the Rapids' away goal in the first leg could prove vital if Pablo Mastroeni's side can poach a goal.

Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders MLS Playoffs 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream

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Two teams that seemed unlikely to get this far are on the cusp of playing in the MLS Cup final

The MLS Cup playoffs are winding down, with the second leg between the Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders being one of the three remaining games in the 2016 season. A tense first leg in Seattle saw Colorado take an early lead via a deflected Kevin Doyle shot, only for the Sounders - crucially - to get back level shortly thereafter via Jordan Morris.

MLS Cup Playoffs Match Thread: Western Conference Finals Second Leg

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There have been some blowouts in this year's MLS Cup playoffs, but coming into the final set of matches before the Final both conference finals are tight as can be. Both high seeds come into today's matches down a goal, but with away goals in hand a breakthrough will put them in good position to advance.

After eight seasons as contenders, Sounders looking to finally push to first MLS Cup berth

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TUKWILA, Wash. "Finally"is a much-abused word these days. Any transfer signing that takes more than five minutes to proceed from rumor to signed contract is finally consummated, the election is finally over, the playoffs finally underway, the whistle finally blows.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, leg 1: Player ratings

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Seattle came away with a 2-1 victory over Colorado on Tuesday, but it's likely both teams will think they are in good shape heading to Sunday's game in Colorado. Seattle outplayed their opponents, and scored two deserved goals, but it was the Rapids who managed a vital early away goal that put them in a good position to advance with a decent showing at home.

West and East, four MLS teams look for validation

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All four teams left in the 2016 MLS postseason need the validation that winning the MLS Cup will bring for their clubs and their cities.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, leg 1: Community player ratings form

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The leg one 2-1 victory was powered by a lineup quite similar to those that beat KC and Dallas. Roman Torres did return to starting, while Nelson Haedo Valdez stayed as a starting forward. The Rapids goal came Kevin Doyle.

We need you to tell us who performed the best in the win, as we all prepare for leg two.

Playing for 180 minutes in the MLS conference finals

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An in-depth look at what happened over the opening 90 minutes in the MLS Eastern and Western Conference finals.

Montreal and Seattle take final leads

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The Montreal Impact take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and the Seattle Sounders are up 2-1 over Colorado in the Western Conference.

A sufrir en Denver. Los Sounders con ventaja momentánea en final de conferencia

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Los Sounders chocaron esta noche no solo con la incesante lluvia sobre el CenturyLink Field, se enfrentaron al Colorado Rapids, el segundo mejor equipo de la temporada regular de este año en la MLS. Y a pesar de superarlos 2-1 con un tiro de penal de Nicolás LODEIRO en el minuto 60, la realidad deberá asentarse en la mente de cada uno de los jugadores .

Goals from Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro help Sounders rally past Rapids

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SEATTLE Forgive Seattle Sounders fans if they thought they were watching a rerun: "Nicolas Lodeiro Delivers"is anepisodethat has been on repeat since midsummer in the Emerald City. The Uruguayan midfielderwas at it again on Tuesday night, drawing a second-half penalty kick and converting the ensuing attempt to give the Sounders a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids in front of 42,774 at CenturyLink Field.

MLS Conference Finals: SBI Live Commentary

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The MLS Playoffs resume on Tuesday night with the first leg of the conference finals.

Action begins in Montreal for the start of the Eastern Conference clash between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC (8 p.m., ESPN). The two sides collide at a sold-out Olympic Stadium, promising a raucous atmosphere as the two teams battle for the chance to be the first Canadian team to play in MLS Cup.

MLS Playoffs 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream

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Follow along as the Montreal Impact hosts Toronto FC, followed by the Seattle Sounders taking on the Colorado Rapids

After what seems like ages, the MLS playoffs are back tonight. The first leg of both conference finals will take place on...Tuesday? Wait, what? Odd wrinkles of scheduling having to do with stadium availability and national TV demands have left us with crucial playoff games coming on a strange night.

MLS Playoff Preview: Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids

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Regardless of the team, the MLS Western Conference Champion will have overcome extreme difficulty in the past year to earn their title.

The Seattle Sounders are always expected to compete for MLS Cup, but the loss of Obafemi Martins, among other things, at the start of the 2016 season started a downward spiral for Sigi Schmid's team.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids in MLS Cup Playoffs: TV channel, how to watch live online

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The Seattle Sounders will face the Colorado Rapids in the first game of the two-leg MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship series on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.

Colorado thinks they know how to stop Nicolas Lodeiro

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It won't work.

Nicolas Lodeiro helped reinvent the Seattle Sounders attack. It is potent and multi-faceted, often running through the Uruguayan playmaker's feet. He won the Newcomer of the Year because of his success converting to MLS play and the surge in the standings when the Sounders became his and Brian Schmetzer's team.

FOX Sports sends MLS studio show to Seattle for Western Conference Championships

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Studio show to be live at CenturyLink Field

As if you weren't counting down the days, tomorrow November 22nd, your Sounders FC are set to host the Colorado Rapids with kickoff set for 7:00 PM. FOX Sports is sending a studio show team to Seattle to cover the highly-anticipated match. Commentator Rob Stone will host studio coverage along with former MLS defender Alexi Lalas live from CLink.

CenturyLink Field converting back to soccer

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No NFL lines will be on the field for Tuesday's Western Conference Finals leg one (7 PM, FS1) against the Colorado Rapids.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Shortly after all the press conferences and locker room interviews their large media contingent started singing the tune that Seattle Sounders fans wanted - the NFL lines are disappearing.

Nos Audietis, Episode 236: Yeah, this feels different

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We finally get around to discussing the win over FC Dallas.

Thanks to a rather long break in the MLS playoff schedule, it feels like quite a long time ago that the Seattle Sounders got past FC Dallas to qualify for the Western Conference finals. But here we are and the Sounders are actually looking like favorites against the Colorado Rapids.

2016 MLS Playoff Preview: Conference Semifinals, Second Leg

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All four of the home teams in the second leg share something significant in common: they all have to comeback from a deficit in order to advance to their respective conference finals.

FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC and the Colorado Rapids were all shut out in their opening playoff matches on the road last weekend and each will have to dig deep if they want a chance to advance.

Major League Soccer

MLS breaks 5-year attendance record for playoffs and Conference games

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Major League Soccer has set a 5-year attendance record for their playoff games and Conference semi-finals and finals, increasing attendances by 19% compared to last season from the wildcard games through to the Conference Finals.

The top flight US/Canadian league benefitted from well-supported teams such as Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders being featured in the latter stages of the MLS playoffs and Conference games.

MLS conference final first legs show how far league has come

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The first legs of the MLS conference championships drew over 50,000 fans per match. PSP's Dan Walsh compares that with what he saw firsthand at soccer matches recently in South America and Europe and finds MLS coming out looking very good in comparison.

Jordan Morris wins 2016 MLS Rookie of the Year

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Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris won the 2016 MLS Rookie of the Year award, scoring 12 goals in his debut season.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, leg 2: Community player ratings form

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Have you had enough voting this week? Didn't think so. What a huge match for the Seattle Sounders, holding on to defeat FC Dallas and move on to the Western Conference final for the third time in their MLS tenure.

An identical lineup to the first leg with identical subs, but it was a match that played out differently.

Sounders hold off FC Dallas to reach Western Conference final

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FC Dallas huffed and puffed, but theSeattle Sounders managed to progress to the Western Conference final despite a 2-1 loss in the second leg of their conference semifinal on Sunday at Toyota Stadium. The Sounders advanced 4-2 on aggregate.

Tesho Akindele scored the opening goal to send Toyota Stadium into a frenzy, but Nicolas Lodeiro's second-half strike all but sealed the Sounders' spot in the next round.

Jordan Morris

Morris battles through illness, injuries to lead Sounders to MLS Cup

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Jordan Morris isn't the type of person to show up his dad, especially in the public eye.Dr. Michael Morris has long been the Seattle Sounders Chief Medical Director, making his opinions absolute to many a soccer star before his son broke through to the professional ranks.

Turning point in Jordan Morris’ season came later than you probably think

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Even though he scored his first goal much earlier, Morris pointed to his two-assist performance against Orlando City as his key moment

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris was named Rookie of the Year for the 2016 MLS season, something that the player himself said "was one of my goals coming into the year.

FC Dallas

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, leg 2: Player ratings

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Whew. Good thing we had a 3-0 cushion going into the second leg of the series. The Sounders used this advantage well, coming out smart and compact and forcing Dallas to chase the game. With just the right amount of counterattack and an ever-dependable defense, the Seattle team advanced with a 1-2 "win".

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of November 1-6, 2016

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Following decreased viewership for the Knockout Round of the MLS Playoffs, FOX Sports 1 saw a 25% decrease in viewership for the Conference Semifinals compared to last season. None of FOX Sports 1's matches managed to break the 200,000-viewer mark with the series between Supporter's Shield winners FC Dallas and sixth seed Seattle Sounders averaging only 147,000 viewers over both legs.

The Rest

Portland Timbers Announce Preseason Dates

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The Portland Timbers announced their key preseason date this morning, giving us our first glimpse at the 2017 season. Dates for the Desert Friendlies and the returning Simple Invitational were both announced today.

The Timbers will start their preseason in Tucson, AZ on January 25th, taking part in the Desert Friendlies until February 5th, when they will return to Portland.

Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders, MLS Cup 2016: News, injury updates, highlights, analysis

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Led by head coach Brian Schmetzer the Seattle Sounders (14-14-6 +1) travel to Toronto, Canada to try to win their first ever MLS Cup. TFC (14-9-11 +12) are also trying to take their first MLS hardware. Toronto FC joined the league in 2007 and first made the playoffs in 2015. They have five Canadian Championships.

Sounders Academy product named USL MVP

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Sean Okoli led the USL in scoring for FC Cincinnati.

Former Seattle Sounders and Academy product Sean Okoli was announced as the 2016 USL MVP today. The Federal Way native is in his first year with FC Cincinnati after spending 2015 with the New England Revolution, following a trade that netted the Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller.