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Played
November 8, 2012 10:00 PM EST
Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, Utah)
Referee:‬ Chris Penso‎
 
 
 
That's it! Seattle goes on to face LA in the Western Conference final, and RSL is out!
 
89′
Substitution Fredy Montero David Estrada
 
88′
Substitution Mario Martínez Zach Scott
 
87′
Substitution K. Mansally Jonathan Steele
 
86′
Substitution Tony Beltran Luis Gil
 
81′
Goal Mario Martínez
 
81′
Finally the breakthrough! Montero takes the cross from Evans, chips it to Mario Martinez, who slams home a fantastic half volley from a difficult angle, and Rimando is finally beaten!
 
73′
Substitution Christian Tiffert Andy Rose
 
61′
We've past the hour mark, and this game is still scoreless. After that initial flurry from Seattle, neither side has really been able to impose its will on the other. We've seen a lot of long balls into the box without much success.
 
58′
Substitution Paulo Jr. Fabian Espindola
 
51′
Yellow Card Osvaldo Alonso
 
46′
Th second half has started sharply, with Seattle looking to shock RSL. A good shot from Brad Evans brings out an even better stop from Rimando, who looks unbeatable right now.
 
 
The first half ends without a goal. Are we destined to see penalties for the first time this postseason?
 
40′
Once again, both keepers are in form. Gspurning is in position to make a comfortable catch on a Morales free kick.
 
31′
Big save by Rimando, getting his fingers to a Martinez free kick from just outside the area. Will he keep RSL alive again?
 
26′
Oh, and Tiffert is bleeding from the head following a coming together with Jamison Olave. He seems fine, but it's run down his face and onto his shirt.
 
22′
Tense game right now, as was expected. If either side has an advantage, it's the home team, which has been a bit more fluid in possession.
 
10′
Grabavoy with a shot from a difficult angle, but Gspurning is in the right place to make the near post stop.
 
6′
Javier Morales looks up for this one. The RSL playmaker jinks by the Sounders defense and gets hauled down for a free kick in a dangerous area, but puts his shot into the wall.
 
 
And the Sounders starters: Gspurning, Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch, Evans, Alonso, Tiffert, Martinez, Montero, Johnson.
 
 
Tonight's Real Salt Lake lineup: Rimando, Beltran, Olave, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Grabavoy, Johnson, Morales; Saborio, Paulo Junior.
 
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1