Seattle Sounders' Steve Zakuani said it was important to give the fans some joy before heading into the play-offs.

The Sounders played their last regular season game at Qwest Field on the weekend and provided a 2-1 victory over Chivas USA which was a vital result in the eyes of goalscorer Zakuani.

"We said before the game it's the last game before these fans. We won't be back here until the playoffs so we wanted go out with a bang," he said.

"We did it against Dallas last year, I think it's the same score line this year. So just trying to repay the fans and also beat our points total from last year. So we are happy with that."