- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Nicolas Lodeiro scored twice and Nelson Valdez added a goal - all in an 8-minute span early in the second half- and the Seattle Sounders rolled past FC Dallas 3-0 on Sunday night in the first leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals.

Dallas, winner of the Supporters Shield with the best regular-season record, now must score at least three times when the teams play the second leg in Texas next Sunday to keep its season alive.

Valdez, whose 88th-minute goal beat Sporting Kansas City in a knockout game Thursday, put Seattle on the board in the 50th minute. Joevin Jones crossed a target ball from the left side into the penalty area. Valdez ran to the top of the 6-yard box, went up and over Dallas defender Maynor Figueroa and headed it into the back left corner.

Lodeiro made it 2-0 at the outset of the 55th minute, running onto Jordan Morris’ short crossing pass and blasting it into the back right corner from 6 yards in front.

Just 3 minutes later, Lodeiro took a through ball from Jones, streaked down the left side, and, from the top left corner of the 6, fired to the far corner.

TORONTO FC 2, NEW YORK CITY FC 0

TORONTO (AP) - Jozy Altidore scored in the 84th minute to break a feisty stalemate and substitute Tosaint Ricketts added a stoppage-time goal for Toronto in Game 1 of the Conference semifinal series.

The second game in the two-leg series is next Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The go-ahead goal came from Michael Bradley’s free kick that NYCFC failed to clear. The ball bounced around the penalty box, with Ricketts taking a swing before it went to Altidore.

Ricketts made it 2-0 in injury time on a windy night at BMO Field, poking in Nick Hagglund’s cross on a second attempt. Ricketts came on in the 83rd minute.

GALAXY 1, RAPIDS 0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Giovani dos Santos scored his first career playoff goal in the 55th minute and Los Angeles beat Colorado to open the Western Conference semifinals.

Los Angeles had its 10th shutout of the season. Colorado will host the second leg next Sunday.

Jelle Van Damme set up the goal, cutting back his defender at the edge of the box and findings Santos at the penalty spot. Dos Santos headed it down and it deflected off defender Daniel Steres.

IMPACT 1, RED BULLS 0

MONTREAL (AP) - Matteo Mancosu scored in the 61st minute and Montreal beat New York in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Montreal will take a one-goal lead into the second leg of the two-game, aggregate-goals series next Sunday at Red Bull Arena. The Impact were playing on three days of rest after their 4-2 victory at D.C. United in the knockout round Thursday, when Mancosu scored twice.

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