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March 13, 2012 at 7:28 PM

What result do the Sounders need to advance?

A two-game series. Aggregate scoring. An away-goals tiebreaker.

The scenarios set up for Sounders FC to advance out of it CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game Wednesday might be a bit confusing for some.

So with Seattle holding a 2-1 advantage over Mexico’s Santos Laguna, here’s a high-budget chart I put together in case you need a reminder as to what score is needed in this second leg on the road.

But first, here are some quick hitters:

— The Sounders advance with a win or a tie.

— Santos advances with any win by two goals or more.

— Santos advances with a 1-0 win (away-goals tiebreaker) … the series goes to overtime with a 2-1 Santos win … the Sounders advance with any other one-goal Santos win (away goals tiebreaker).

— In overtime, the away-goals tiebreaker no longer applies. If there’s still no winner after 30 minutes, the series goes to a penalty-kick shootout.

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