Metros, K.C. punch postseason tickets

in his first league action after returning from knee surgery -- twice played provider as Chicago moved to within a point of third place in the East.

Andy Williams first sent Armas in nearly alone, the longtime Fire campaigner sliding a square pass for Herron to tap into the wide-open goal after just seven minutes. Then Armas picked out the Costa Rica international with a wonderful cross to the back post from the right flank, Herron sidefooting home from close range to put the match away.

At Spartan Stadium, scoring chances were few and far between as the Earthquakes and Galaxy played the final 'California Clasico' of the league campaign. The result left the Galaxy tied with the Rapids for second place in the West, while the Earthquakes pulled into a tie for fourth place with the Dallas Burn.

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