MLS Cup Playoffs 2014: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Score and Twitter Reaction

The Seattle Sounders took a major step toward advancing in the MLS Cup playoffs on Sunday, earning a 1-1 tie against FC Dallas.

Michel gave the hosts an early 1-0 lead on a well-taken penalty, but the Sounders—notorious for their second-half performances—got an equalizer from Osvaldo Alonso on a set piece and held on for the draw.

It's a huge edge for the Sounders in their quest to back up their Supporters' Shield-winning regular season, but Fox Sports' Kyle McCarthy wasn't impressed with either side:

ESPN's Taylor Twellman disagreed:

Either way, the Sounders are just a clean sheet away from booking a spot in the conference finals for the second time in the club's short history.

The first major chance came in the 18th minute. Obafemi Martins got clear behind Dallas' back four, but a tame effort was saved by Raul Fernandez.

Although the defense was bearing down on h...

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