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Dynamo bow out of MLS playoffs after 3-0 loss to Sounders in Western Conference Final

Juan Cabezas #5 of the Houston Dynamo and Victor Rodriguez #8 of the Seattle Sounders battle for the ball during the first half of the second leg of the MLS Western Conference Finals at CenturyLink Field on November 30, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Getty Images)

SEATTLE – The Houston Dynamo were eliminated from the MLS playoffs after a 3-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of the Western Conference Final on Thursday.

The Sounders opened the scoring with a 22nd-minute goal by Victor Rodriguez, giving Seattle a 3-0 aggregate score lead in the matchup.

Houston's Eric Alexander was issued a yellow card in the 29th minute. Seattle's Nouhou Tolo was also yellow-carded in the 36th minute.

Sounders' Clint Dempsey doubled Seattle's lead with a 57th minute sliding goal. With the tally, the Sounders took a 4-0 aggregate lead with just over 30 minutes to play.

Houston's Boniek Garcia was issued a yellow card in the 60th minute and Tomas Martinez was issued a red card in the 66th minute, leaving the Dynamo with 10 men on the field.

Sounders' Joevin Jones was issued a 67th-minute yellow.

Will Bruin scored in the 73rd minute to give Seattle a 3-0 lead in the game and a 5-0 aggregate lead.

Houston's Erick Torres was issued a yellow card in the 80th minute.