Nelson Valdez's late goal leads Sounders to victory | Audi Playoffs

Nelson Valdez would be the first to admit it’s been a tough season for him in Seattle, but clutch goals and more importantly winning solves all. The Paraguayan journeyman’s 1st goal of the season couldn’t have come at a better time, the 88th minute of the Knockout Round nail-biter against Sporting Kansas City, to book the Sounders place in the Conference Semifinals against Supporters' Shield winners, FC Dallas.

Check out Valdez’s performance and Audi Player Index breakdown from Thursday's game, and don’t miss the Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas on Sunday (9:30pm ET | FS1, TSN2).