COLORADO, United States (Reuters) — The Seattle Sounders defeated Colorado Rapids 1-0 in Denver to ensure they won the Western Conference finals and advanced to the MLS Cup final.
The Rapids had the better chances in the first-half, with Jermaine Jones heading just wide from a corner and then looping the ball onto the top of the net later in the half after Sounders keeper, Stefan Frei, fumbled his catch.
The game was settled in the second-half when Nelson Valdez found his fellow Sounders attacker Jordan Morris, who chipped over the oncoming keeper to make the game 1-0.
Colorado had no answer, which saw the Sounders win the two-legged Western Conference final 3-1 on aggregate.
The MLS Cup final will be played on December 10 against the winner of the Eastern Conference final, either Montreal Impact or Toronto FC.