Houston advanced in the MLS playoffs with a 2-1 road victory over the top-seeded Portland Timbers on Sunday. The Sounders secured their berth in the West final when they beat Vancouver on Thursday.
The Sounders will be playing the Houston Dynamo for the Western Conference championship of Major League Soccer.
Houston advanced in the MLS playoffs with a 2-1 road victory over the top-seeded Portland Timbers on Sunday.
Defending MLS Cup champion Seattle and Houston will meet in a home-and-home, total-goals series that starts Nov. 21 in Houston.
Western Conference championship
Sounders (2) vs. Houston (4)
Leg 1 at Houston: Nov. 21, 7 p.m., FS1
Leg 2 at Seattle: Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Eastern Conference championship
Toronto (1) vs. Columbus (5)
Leg 1 at Columbus: Nov. 21, 5 p.m. ESPN
Leg 2 at Toronto: Nov. 29, 4:20 p.m. FS1
The Sounders will host the second-leg match Nov. 30.
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Tickets for the Nov. 30 match go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday and are available via SoundersFC.com/Playoffs or at the CenturyLink Field box office.
The Sounders, who advanced when they defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday, are the No. 2 seed in the West and Houston is fourth.
Meanwhile, top-seeded Toronto FC and fifth-seeded Columbus will meet for the Eastern Conference title.
In Portland, Houston’s Dylan Remick — a former Sounder — scored and gestured to Timbers fans with a “Who me?” shrug.
Remick learned earlier in the day he was starting for the Dynamo for the second leg of the West semifinal.
His first-half goal gave Houston a crucial advantage and the Dynamo went on to beat the Timbers. It was the second career goal for Remick.
“I was pretty surprised myself,” said Remick, who started in place of injured defender DaMarcus Beasley.
Remick played for the Sounders from 2013 to 2016 before joining the Dynamo.
The Dynamo and Timbers tied 0-0 in the first leg in Houston last week.
“Now we continue dreaming and thinking about the possibilities that are in front of us,” Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera said after Sunday’s victory. “We’re not on vacation yet.”
The Timbers were weakened by injuries going into the match and dealt a blow Saturday when defender Roy Miller ruptured an Achilles in training.
In the East, host Toronto FC lost 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls and still advanced to the conference final on away goals after the two-leg series ended tied 2-2 on aggregate goals.
Toronto striker Jozy Altidore and Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan were sent off after a tunnel melee at halftime. The match had two disallowed goals, six yellow cards and a drink thrown at an official from the crowd.
Columbus lost 2-0 at New York City FC, but advanced 4-3 on aggregate.