Finally! Sounders move on to 2nd round of playoffs

Nov 9, 2012

The fourth time’s the charm. After three years of losing in the first round, the Seattle Sounders are moving on to the second round of the Major League Soccer playoffs.

The Sounders beat Real Salt Lake Thursday night 1-0 to move on to the Western Conference final. They will face the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday in California in the first of two games. Game 2 will be in Seattle Nov. 18.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the dramatic 1-0 win relieves a lot of pre

ssure on the Sounders.

“They've had this huge fan base, highly successful team, great regular seasons but they never delivered in the postseason. Until this game against RSL - the team that beat them in the playoffs last year. So, I think there's a good chance the Sounders can play a lot more relaxed after getting this must win out of the way."

You can read more about the Sounders' big win at Sportspress Northwest.