On their way to a title last year, all the benchmark celebrations for the Seattle Sounders came away from home.
Finally with the chance to clinch in front of their fans, the Sounders weren't about to collapse. They were dominant on the way to another MLS Cup final.
Victor Rodriguez scored on a nifty give-and-go with Will Bruin in the 22nd minute, Clint Dempsey added his third goal of the playoffs early in the second half, and the Sounders advanced to the final with a 3-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Thursday night.
The defending champions rolled through the Dynamo 5-0 on aggregate after their convincing two-goal win in Houston last week. Bruin added his second...