MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 30: Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring during the Copa del Rey Semi-Final first leg match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Victor Carretero/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
An 88th-minute goal from late substitute Nelson Valdez lifted the Sounders to a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City in the Western Conference knockout round of the MLS playoffs.
Matteo Mancosu and the Montreal Impact ripped D.C. United to pieces to book a playoff date with the New York Red Bulls.
Conor Casey announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a 17-year career that saw success in MLS and German soccer.
D.C. United takes on the Montreal Impact before the Seattle Sounders host Sporting KC in Thursday’s MLS playoff action.
The Seattle Sounders have been revolutionized in recent months, but now Nicolas Lodeiro, Jordan Morris and Co. face a tough playoff clash with a veteran Sporting KC team.