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Major Link Soccer: Toronto FC Finally Won a Playoff Match

LA's victory over Real Salt Lake means that the winner of Seattle-KC will play FC Dallas in the next round.

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Seattle

The Sounders will face Sporting Kansas City tonight in their first playoff match of the season. For coverage of that match, click pretty much any other link on the Sounder At Heart front page.

In other news, a Sounders fan on reddit posted a picture of his much improved Mr. Sounder bobblehead.

FC Dallas gets to skip the play-in round, but one team was notably absent from the list of which teams the writers over at Big D Soccer would like to meet this weekend in their first playoff match.

MLS

After 10 years in the league, Toronto FC defeated the Philadelphia Union to get the very first post-season win.

The match between Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy was really even less competitive than LA's 3-1 victory would indicate.

About 3 hours before the Sounders face the Wiz, DC United will host the Montreal Impact.

One player that the Montreal Impact will seemingly continue to do without is Didier Drogba. It seems that rumors of his reconciliation with the team may have been exaggerated.

The Columbus Crew will lose the horrible kits that are probably at least partially responsible for their awful season.

Wade Barrett has been operating as the head coach of the Houston Dynamo. The club has decided that they will not offer him the opportunity to remove the "interim" title.

Meanwhile in Vancouver (where they also missed the playoffs), head coach Carl Robinson has been signed to a long-term deal.

Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston will be suspended to start 2017 for violent conduct against Fernando Adi.

In case you missed it during Decision Day, Kei Kamara was carded for twerking.

Forbes is congratulating MLS on a very successful year and argues that the league can no longer be left out of discussions about the top leagues in the US.

MLS has released the full offseason schedule, so we can finally start counting down the days to much-anticipated events such as the Re-Entry Draft.

USA

With the NASL seemingly on the verge of collapse, the New York Cosmos are already lamenting the loss of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

US International Julian Green earned a start for Bayern Munich and scored his first goal for the senior team.

World

Researchers have discovered that heading a soccer ball can cause immediate (but seemingly temporary) degradation to memory.

Soccer on TV

11:45 AM Palermo v Udinese, beIN Sports Connect

4:30 PM DC United v Montreal Impact, UniMas

7 PM Sounders v Sporting KC, FS1 and UniMas