By RYAN TOLMICH
In what was billed as a clash between MLS Cup contenders, the Seattle Sounders once again asserted themselves as the league’s top team.
The Sounders officially clinched their spot in the playoffs and extended their lead over the rest of the Western Conference Saturday by claiming a 3-2 victory over fellow contenders Real Salt Lake.
As a possible postseason preview, the Sounders were able to emerge from CenturyLink Field victorious due to a stoppage time winner from substitute Andy Rose. With RSL down a man, the Sounders did what was necessary by earning all three points to take yet another step towards claiming the league’s top spot.
The Sounders continued dominance atop the table was enough to earn recognition as SBI MLS Team of the Week, beating out Sporting Kansas City, New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas for this week’s honors.
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