Kick Off: Big W’s for SKC, SEA, DC | Revs invade RSL | Altidore set for op

Sporting KC ended a three-game winless slide, climbing to within a point of the Western Conference summit with a 4-1 rout of Wednesday hosts Vancouver. Daniel Salloi scored twice and Gianluca Busio netted his first career goal as the visitors put the Whitecaps’ playoff hopes on life support. RECAP

Sounders lock down postseason invite

Seattle clinched their 10th straight playoff berth on Wednesday night, thanks to a 2-1 victory at Orlando City. Victor Rodriguez lead the way with a goal and an assist as the Sounders doomed the home side to its third consecutive defeat. RECAP

Rooney cracker downs TFC

A stunning 35-yard free kick blast by Wayne Rooney was enough for D.C. United to score a 1-0 home victory over Toronto FC on Wednesday night. The result pushed the capital crew four points clear of Montreal for the last playoff spot in the East with two games remaining for each. RECAP

Under-pressure RSL host Revs

A shorthanded Real Salt Lake side will try to gain breathing room in the last Western playoff slot when they welcome New England for an important Thursday duel (9 pm ET | TV & streaming info). The Rio Tinto bunch will enter on a four-game win drought, but they’re 5-0-2 in their last seven home games against the Revolution. PREVIEW

Altidore headed for operation

Toronto FC strike star Jozy Altidore missed out on Wednesday night’s game due to a foot injury that will soon send him under the knife, according to the Washington Post‘s Steven Goff. It’s been a season frequently interrupted by fitness woes for the US international, who has managed but seven starts in 12 appearances this term. READ MORE

Barco stands in for Almiron

On Sunday, Atlanta United will turn to record signing Ezequiel Barco to spell injured star man Miguel Almiron. However, skipper Michael Parkhurst says no one man can replace the playmaker, and no one should be expected to. READ MORE

The USMNT camp that was

Another US national team camp is in the rear view mirror, and Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle has come along to recap the good, bad and ugly that took place in friendlies against Colombia and Peru. READ MORE Must-Watch:

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