The playoffs opened up last night in front of a raucous 30,000 + fans at Qwest Field in Seattle last night, but the expansion Sounders went home disappointed as they failed to find the back of the net in their [0-0 draw with the Houston Dynamo](http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/events/mls_cup/2009/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091030&content_id=7579462&vkey=mlscup2009&fext=.jsp).
With the tie, Houston now only has to win at home when the series resumes on November 8th to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
Check out the video highlights of the match [here](http://web.mlsnet.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=7103829).
And click [here](http://www.seattlepi.com/thiel/411689_thiel30.html) for a post game piece printed in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that takes a look at the refereeing and the infamous 0-0 tie...
That's all I have for now, but I'll be back soon with a Fire-New England match preview so check back for that.