MLS Sunday Roundup: Colorado and Chicago officially eliminated

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Catch up on Sunday’s MLS action as teams battle for positioning as the regular season winds down.

Chivas USA 1-0 Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake fans may be worried after suffering an ugly loss to bottom dwellers Chivas USA. Nick Rimando saved an Erick Torres penalty to keep RSL alive, but they failed to create much offensively in an embarrassing defeat. Without a stellar performance from Rimando in net, Real Salt Lake could have lost by three or more goals to a Chivas side that has only scored 26 times in 27 games.

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Colorado 1-4 Seattle

Colorado was officially eliminated from playoff contention after being outplayed by one of the best teams in the league. It was the usual suspects for Seattle as Obafemi Martins bagged a brace and Clint Dempsey added a goal and an assist. Tied with Los Angeles for the most points in the league, Seattle is showing no signs of slowing down as they head into the playoffs. Colorado remains winless in their last 11 matches while conceding an astounding 34 goals over the span.

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Chicago 0-0 Montreal

For two teams sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, Chicago and Montreal’s match was more about pride than points. Jack McInerney appeared to put Montreal ahead in the 38th minute with a brilliant bicycle kick, only to be called back by a questionable offside call. With the draw Chicago was officially eliminated from playoff contention, marking the fourth time in five years Chicago failed to reach the postseason.