The Seattle Sounders advanced to the MLS Cup Western Conference finals for the second time in franchise history despite playing to a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas in the second leg of the conference semifinals on Monday night. The two-leg series finished tied 1-1 on aggregate but Seattle moved on thanks to its road goal in the first game in Dallas. Road goals were implemented as a tiebreaker this year.
Seattle Loses Mebane To Hamstring PullSeattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane suffered a "really legit" hamstring injury, according to coach Pete Carroll, with no timetable on when he could return. Mebane's injury was the biggest blow from Seattle's 38-17 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. Mebane was injured during the first half of Seattle's third straight win. Carroll said veteran Kevin Williams would see his snap count increase, with Tony McDaniel and Jordan Hill also stepping in to help replace Mebane. Tight end Luke Willson suffered a sprained ankle against the Giants and his status for this Sunday's game at Kansas City is unknown. Carroll said the team hopes linebacker Malcolm Smith and safety Kam Chancellor will be back this week, but guard James Carpenter is likely out another week. RENTON, Wash. (AP) - November 11, 2014
Lynch Leads Hawks Past Giants
Marshawn Lynch rushed for a season-high 140 yards and career-best four touchdowns, as Seattle overcame their own sloppiness for a key 38-17 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. Russell Wilson threw two interceptions, the Hawks committed three turnovers, and Eli Manning picked apart Seattle's secondary for the first half.