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Aaron as been a Seattle sports fan since he arrived in the Pacific Northwest as an eight year-old. His first love is the Seattle Mariners, but he is also a passionate fan of the Sounders and Seahawks and a proudly non-partisan fan of Washington college sports (assuming Gonzaga isn't playing Memphis.) Being impressionable and somewhat dumb, Aaron fell very deeply in love with English Premier League side Aston Villa and is co-founder of SBNation's Villa blog 7500 To Holte. He is also a contributor to SBNation Soccer and in charge of all things podcast-related at Sounder At Heart. In his spare time he enjoys sleeping.

VIDEO: Mario's Golazo

The brilliant volley that put the Seattle Sounders through to the Western Conference semifinals.

An Open Letter To Marc Burch

Sounders Drop RSL 1-0, Advance To Conference Final

An 81st minute stunner from Mario Martinez outs the Sounders through to the conference final against LA Galaxy.

RSL-Sounders: Scoreless At The Half

A first half with little in the way of chances goes to the break with the series still deadlocked 0-0.

RSL-Sounders: Lineups

The Sounders will be without Mauro Rosales, while Fabian Espindola starts the night on the bench for Real Salt Lake.

RSL-Sounders: Match Preview

After failing to capitalize on numerous chances at home, the Sounders now face a huge test at Rio Tinto against a Real Salt Lake Side that's proven incredibly difficult to crack.

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Sounders vs Galaxy, MLS Cup Playoffs: Beat L.A.

The Seattle Sounders have won their first-ever MLS playoff matchup, thanks to an 81st minute golazo from Mario Martinez. Now they face off against the L.A. Galaxy on ESPN.

Sounders-Real Salt Lake: Western Conference Semis

The Seattle Sounders take on an old rival in their pursuit of the next step in the MLS playoffs.

Galaxy 1-0 Sounders: Dumb

This game was dumb, and the Sounders were dumb for letting it get so far.

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Sounders Fall 1-0 To Galaxy, Finish 3rd In West

The LA Galaxy did what any cynical Sounders fan would expect, winning 1-0 on a goal from Mike Magee and cursing the Sounders to 7th overall in MLS. The Sounders also lost Eddie Johnson and Jeff Parke to injury, putting their playoff form into doubt.