MX23RW : Tuesday, January 22 11:04:45
Oct 18, 2015 at 10pm UK at ​Robertson Stadium
HoustonHouston Dynamo
1-1
SeattleSeattle Sounders
Clark (65')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Martins (82')

Result: Houston Dynamo spoil Seattle Sounders MLS Cup party

Seattle Sounders miss the chance to consolidate an MLS Cup berth after drawing 1-1 away to Houston Dynamo.

Obafemi Martins grabbed an 82nd-minute equaliser but Seattle Sounders missed the chance to book their MLS playoff place following a 1-1 draw at Houston Dynamo.

Victory would have seen Sigi Schmid's men advance into the post-season, but Dynamo - who are now officially out of the running - spoiled the celebrations after Ricardo Clark's second-half opener.

Seattle started brightly, with former Newcastle United man Martins drilling just wide of Tyler Deric's goal on the 17-minute mark in the only clear-cut chance of a cagey half.

The visitors almost took a big step into the playoffs after the break when Deric's smart save kept out ex-Tottenham Hotspur forward Clint Dempsey on 48 minutes.

Against the run of play, Owen Coyle's troops preserved their own slim chances of reaching the post-season when Clark drilled home from outside the box.

However, Seattle hit back with eight minutes of normal time left through Martins's header from point-blank range, but a point would not be enough to seal their progression on the night.

They were almost denied even that when Will Bruin connected with Alex's cross late on, but the Dynamo striker could only head wide as both sides shared the spoils.

A home win over Real Salt Lake in next weekend's final round of regular fixtures would see the Sounders advance.

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Brad Davis of the Houston Dynamo works out on the field before the game against the Chicago Fire at BBVA Compass Stadium on July 27, 2013
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1New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34225762332971
2Atlanta UnitedAtlanta34216770442669
3New York City FCNY City341681059451456
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
8New England RevolutionNew England341011134955-641
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10Chicago Fire3488184861-1332
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1Sporting Kansas CityKansas34188865402562
2Seattle SoundersSeattle341851152371559
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland35159115450454
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake34147135558-349
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy34139126664248
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd34113204971-2236
11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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