Thank you, Mario Martinez. Following an agonizing 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake last Friday, the Sounders came back to win their second playoff game against RSL last night—by the slimmest of margins, 1-0, courtesy of Martinez—and advance to the Western Conference finals.

The Sounders face Landon Donovan, David Beckham, and the L.A. Galaxy (in that order) at CenturyLink Field on November 18. Tickets are on sale now. Updated 11/12/11. After a rough 3-0 loss to L.A. in the opener of the MLS Western Conference Finals, the Sounders seek a blowout win to stay alive.