Then they watched a bunch of favorable results play out across MLS. The bottom line is they have climbed to sixth place in the MLS playoff rankings and could have a berth clinched by this time next week.
San Jose picked up one point in a draw against Columbus, giving them 40 points on the season.
Kansas City picked up nothing in a loss to New York and remains stuck at 33 points ... meaning the Sounders can eliminate them and therefore clinch a playoff spot with a win next weekend in Kansas.
And maybe most surprisingly, Colorado wasted a chance at three points by losing at home to D.C. United, falling a point behind the Sounders.