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MLS Capsules: Sounders beat Orlando City to clinch playoff spot

Sporting Kansas City’s Gianluca Busio, back center, and Daniel Salloi, back right, celebrate Busio’s goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Darryl Dyck / Canadian Press via AP)
Sporting Kansas City’s Gianluca Busio, back center, and Daniel Salloi, back right, celebrate Busio’s goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Darryl Dyck / Canadian Press via AP)
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Victor Rodriguez had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 2-1 on Wednesday night and clinch their 10th consecutive playoff berth.

Seattle (16-11-5) has won three games in a row and 12 of its last 14.

Rodriguez tapped the volley of an arcing pass from Kelvin Leerdam over the head of goalkeeper Adam Grinwis to open the scoring in the third minute.

Handwalla Bwana made it 2-0 in the 13th, taking a pass from Rodriguez on the left side, beating a defender and then ripping a right-footer inside the near post.

Dom Dwyer, from point-blank range, tapped in a cross by Scott Sutter for Orlando City (7-21-4), the team’s first goal in 500-plus minutes dating a 2-2 tie with Philadelphia on Sept. 1.

Orlando City has lost three games in a row and is winless 13 in a row since a 2-1 win over Toronto on July 14.

DC United 1, Toronto FC 0

WASHINGTON – Wayne Rooney scored a long-range goal, Bill Hamid had four saves and D.C. United beat Toronto FC.

D.C. United (13-11-8) has won four games in a row and is unbeaten in its last eight. The Washington club has a four-point lead over Montreal for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with two games remaining.

Rooney bent a free kick just inside the post from nearly 40 yards out in the 18th minute.

Toronto FC (9-17-6), which was eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to Vancouver on Oct. 6, has lost three of its last four games.

Sporting 4, Whitecaps 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Daniel Salloi scored twice and Sporting Kansas City beat Vancouver.

Yohan Croizet and Gianluca Busio also scored for help Sporting (16-8-8) move into third place in the Western Conference.

Felipe Martins scored for Vancouver (12-13-7). The Whitecaps are is eighth in Western Conference, two spots out of a postseason berth with two games left in the regular season.

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