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Published: Sat, December 03, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

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Colorado Rapids lost 1-0 at home to Seattle Sounders FC to surrender Major League Soccer's Western Conference Final 3-1 on aggregate.

According to MLS Soccer, If Toronto FC is able to turn around their series with the Montreal Impact - which now sits at 3-2 to the Impact on aggregate - at BMO Field on Wednesday night, the title game will head to Toronto. The Sounders will host the match at CenturyLink Field if Montreal beats Toronto in the Eastern Conference Finals. That match will take place on Wednesday, with the Impact now holding a 3-2 lead on aggregate.

The ball ricocheted off a Colorado player to Nelson Valdez who put Morris through on goal.

There have surely been champagne-fueled renditions of "Sounders win away" before - Seattle has won two U.S. Open Cups on the road - but they've never felt quite as good as this one.

The Rapids controlled the play in the first half and created several scoring chances with the best coming in the 23rd minute from Kevin Doyle. After losing out past year on a tiebreaker, Pareja guided his team to its first Supporters' Shield, winning half its matches and adding the club's second U.S. Open Cup trophy along the way with a 4-2 triumph over New England Revolution in September's final. Jordan Morris, 22, tied the score, proving why he's the MLS Rookie of the Year.

Jones made similar comments to the Denver Post in the locker room after Sunday's 0-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders to end Colorado's playoff run.

AM: Shkelzen Gashi (7/10) - An inconstant threat, mainly from long-range set pieces.

The forwards dinked the ball over Rapids goalkeeper Zac MacMath to give his team an nearly insurmountable lead. He centered the ball instead to Sebastien Le Toux and it went harmlessly by.

Who will the Sounders play in MLS Cup? Rapids captain Sam Cronin was suspended for the match due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

For an impressive turnaround season that saw him turn the Colorado Rapids from worst in the West to serious championship contenders, Pablo Mastroeni has won Goal's MLS Coach of the Year award.

The Sounders got off to a 6-12-2 start to the season, before the only MLS manager it had ever had, Sigi Schmid, was fired.

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