Seattle Sounders' Nelson Valdez, left, celebrates with teammates Obafemi Martins, center, and Clint Dempsey, right, after Valdez scored a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first half of an MLS soccer western conference knockout round playoff match, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Seattle.
Seattle Sounders' Nelson Valdez, left, celebrates with teammates Obafemi Martins, center, and Clint Dempsey, right, after Valdez scored a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first half of an MLS soccer western conference knockout round playoff match, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Seattle. Ted S. Warren AP
Seattle Sounders' Nelson Valdez, left, celebrates with teammates Obafemi Martins, center, and Clint Dempsey, right, after Valdez scored a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first half of an MLS soccer western conference knockout round playoff match, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Seattle. Ted S. Warren AP

Sounders finally get past LA on way to semifinals

October 28, 2015 9:46 PM

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