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October 7, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Sounders nearly assured of No. 2 seed, still alive for No. 1

MLS Logo.jpgReal Salt Lake lost its fourth-straight game Thursday to all but clinch Sounders FC at least the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

Seattle has 57 points in 31 games.

RSL has 51 points in 32 games and therefore needs to win out, have the Sounders lose out and make up a massive goal differential (+18 to +8).

When it comes to the Supporters’ Shield, coach Sigi Schmid‘s team is in the opposite situation. Since the Los Angeles Galaxy have 64 points in 32 games — and also boasts the head-to-head tiebreaker — the Sounders need to win out and hope L.A. goes 0-1-1 or worse against Houston and Chivas USA.

What do you think about how things are shaping up?

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