- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Benny Feilhaber had a goal and an assist, Tim Melia had four saves and Sporting Kansas City secured a playoff spot with a 2-0 victory over San Jose in the regular-season finale Sunday.

Feilhaber scored his seventh goal on a penalty kick in the 7th minute and assisted on Graham Zusi’s goal in the 88th minute. After a turnover Feilhaber feed the ball right to Zusi, who put a hard shot into the top right corner for his second goal. It was Feilhaber’s 13th assist.

Kansas City (13-13-8) moved up a spot to the fifth-seeded in the Western Conference and will play at fourth-seeded Seattle on Thursday in the knockout round.

San Jose (8-12-14) was already eliminated from the playoffs.

Melia earned his eighth shutout to help KC get just its second win in seven matches.

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