Los Angeles Galaxy ended the Major League Soccer regular season with a 1-0 win against Seattle Sounders on Sunday night (Monday AEDT), forcing the latter to settle for a third-place finish in the Western Conference.
The result saw Real Salt Lake finish second in the West. Seattle would have claimed second spot and the No. 2 seeding by avoiding defeat against the defending champion.
Elsewhere, Chivas USA scored in the 90th and 94th minutes to salvage an unlikely 2-2 draw against FC Dallas.
Second-half strikes from
Federico Higuain's double ensured
The Argentinian opened the scoring in the 17th minute and then converted the decisive penalty in the 62nd minute after
Marco Di Vaio notched his 10th goal of the Major League Soccer season as Montreal Impact defeated Houston Dynamo 2-0.