Seattle Sounders clinch MLS playoff berth for ninth straight season

Published 9:52 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017 | Updated 10:07 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017


Days after an embarrassing loss that eliminated the United States from making the World Cup, head coach Bruce Arena has resigned.

SEATTLE (AP) — Will Bruin scored twice in four minutes midway through the second half and the Seattle Sounders clinched a playoff berth and a chance to defend their MLS Cup by beating FC Dallas 4-0 on Sunday.

The Sounders (13-9-11) are tied for second place in the Western Conference with Portland at 50 points apiece with one game left, two points behind West-leading Vancouver.

Dallas (10-10-13) still has not clinched a playoff spot and is tied with the San Jose Earthquakes for the final position at 43 points after Sunday’s games.

With Seattle clinging to…

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