Sounders beat Wizards, clinch playoff spot

Sanna Nyassi and Alvaro Fernandez each scored a second-half goal, and the Seattle Sounders secured a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night.

Counting his two goals in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Columbus in the U.S. Open Cup title game, Nyassi has scored four times in the last eight days for Seattle (13-9-6).

Kansas City (9-12-6), which got a late penalty-kick goal from Davy Arnaud, lost its third straight and moved to the verge of playoff elimination. The Wizards must win their last three games, two on the road, and hope Colorado loses its final two.