Sounders advance to West finals

November 8, 2012
By Associated Press
SANDY, Utah -- Seattle's first goal against Real Salt Lake this season was a big one: It put the Sounders in the Western Conference finals.

Mario Roberto Martinez ended a season-long scoring drought for the Sounders against Real Salt Lake when he found the net in the 81st minute, helping Seattle advance with a 1-0 victory Thursday night after the teams played to a scoreless tie in the first leg of their series.

The third-seeded Sounders scored for the first time in five games ...

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