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Seattle Sounders advance to Western Conference finals holding on for 0-0 draw with FC Dallas

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders advanced to the Major League Soccer Western Conference finals for the second time in club history despite playing to a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas in the second leg of the conference semifinals on Monday.

PHOTO: Seattle Sounders' Obafemi Martins, center, dribbles against FC Dallas' Mauro Diaz, right, in the first half of an MLS western conference semifinal soccer match, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Sounders' Obafemi Martins, center, dribbles against FC Dallas' Mauro Diaz, right, in the first half of an MLS western conference semifinal soccer match, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The two-legged series finished level at 1-1 on aggregate, but Seattle moved on thanks to its away goal in the first game in Dallas. Away goals were implemented as a tiebreaker this year.

The Sounders were able to avoid the perils of the last two Supporters' Shield winners by advancing from the conference semifinals. San Jose in 2012 and New York last season both finished as regular season champions but were bounced in the conference semifinals.

Seattle will face rival Los Angeles in the Western Conference finals.

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