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SCENARIOS: How the Seattle Sounders can advance to the Western Conference Championship on Thursday

Everything to play for.

On Thursday, the Seattle Sounders host the Portland Timbers in Leg 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at 7:30 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field. After Sunday’s 2-1 loss in the opening leg in Portland, here is how the Sounders can advance to the Western Conference Championship.

If Seattle loses and Portland wins…

Portland advances to the Western Conference Championship

If Seattle and Portland draw…

Portland advances to the Western Conference Championship

If Seattle defeats Portland 2-1…

A 30-minute period of extra time will follow regulation, with penalty kicks if needed

If Seattle defeats Portland 1-0…

Seattle advances to the Western Conference Championship on the road goals tiebreaker

If Seattle defeats Portland by more than one goal…

Seattle advances to the Western Conference Championship

If Seattle defeats Portland by one goal, with Portland scoring more than once…

Portland advances to the Western Conference Championship  

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