The Seattle Sounders continued their remarkable season turnaround with a late winner to beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0.
Here are three talking points from Thursday's MLS playoff match:
1. Seattle serves SKC notice
You could have forgiven Sporting KC for not recognizing Seattle in the play-in game Thursday night. When the two teams last met on July 24, Sporting's 3-0 victory over listless Seattle turned out to be the final straw for Sigi Schmid, who was fired two days later.
To further emphasize...