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Seattle clinches unlikely playoff spot with win over Orlando

Victor Rodriguez, Handwalla Bwana, Osvaldo Alonso

Seattle Sounders midfielder Victor Rodriguez is hugged by captain Osvaldo Alonso, left, and midfielder Handwalla Bwana, right after Bwana assisted Rodriguez for his second goal in the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Seattle. The Sounders won 4-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Say this for the Seattle Sounders: It’s not wise to write them off.

Brian Schmetzer’s men are going to the MLS Cup Playoffs for the 10th straight season after beating Orlando City 2-1 in Florida on Wednesday.

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The Sounders still have an outside look at finishing as high as third in the West, which is wild considering the start of their season.

Seattle lost its first three matches and had a whopping 12 points through 15 games.

They then kicked off a sparking 13-2-2 run which included a nine-match winning streak.

Not a bad goal from Victor Rodriguez, either:

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