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September 23, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Sounders FC clinches an MLS playoff berth for the third-straight year due to Sporting KC-Philadelphia tie

Seattle Sounders FC Logo.jpgIt wasn’t a widely known scenario, but Sounders FC has clinched an MLS playoff berth for the third-straight season due to Sporting Kansas City’s 1-1 tie with Philadelphia on Friday.

Ex-Sounder Sebastien Le Toux scored the tying goal for the Union in the 63rd minute and the result held up to secure Seattle’s place in postseason (though, in all honesty, it was only a matter of time).

Real Salt Lake also qualified for the playoffs thanks to the tie. The Los Angeles Galaxy clinched a while ago, so three of the 10 berths are officially taken — all by Western Conference teams.

What do you think of the news? Would you rather the Sounders have cinched the deal by themselves?

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