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Sounders focus on playoffs, but Cascadia up next

Updated: October 5, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
Associated Press

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By TIM BOOTH

AP Sports Writer

TUKWILA, Wash. -- The idea may be unsettling to Seattle Sounders fans, but with less than a month left in the regular season the priority for the playoff-bound Sounders is to avoid the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and not the Cascadia Cup.

Fortunately for Seattle fans, a win over rival Portland on Sunday would go a long way toward getting out of being the fourth-seed and the extra game that comes with it. It also ...

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