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2012 MLS standings: Seattle Sounders look to continue strong stretch

With four matches remaining on their MLS schedule, the Seattle Sounders (49 points, 13-7-10 record) are in fourth place in the Western Conference and have already secured a spot in the playoffs.

The Sounders are one of four teams in the Western Conference to have already secured a playoff spot. The San Jose Earthquakes (61 points, 18-6-7 record), Real Salt Lake (52 points, 16-11-4 record) and LA Galaxy (50 points, 15-11-5) are the other four. Only one Eastern Conference team – Sporting Kansas City – has clinched a spot.

The Sounders have closed the season strong with 5-1-3 record over their last nine matches, with their only loss coming at the hands of the Western Conference-leading Earthquakes.

Three of their final four matches will be at home, including their next match against the Portland Timbers on Sunday. The Sounders final three matches of the year will be against Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas and the LA Galaxy.