MLS Playoffs

MLS Playoffs | Brad Davis: “Ha sido una temporada exitosa”

Volante de Houston Dynamo Brad Davis: “Ha sido una temporada exitosa”
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Benny Feilhaber

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KANSAS CITY, Kan.-   La hegemonía de Houston Dynamo en los Playoffs llego a su fin, y la eliminación llego a manos de un Sporting KC al que ya habían eliminado en dos ocasiones anteriores, pero que esta vez llego con mayor madurez y preparación al partido decisivo.

No obstante, el DT Dominic Kinnear solo tuvo palabras de satisfacción para el trabajo que hicieron sus jugadores  a lo largo de los Playoffs.

Armchair Analyst: Tactical lookahead to #PORvRSL in the Western Conference Championship

Analyst: Why RSL's dominance spells bad news for Portland
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Way back in May, our own Devin Pleuler took a look at the Portland Timbers, who were in the midst of a long unbeaten run that would eventually stretch to 15 games.

Houston Dynamo rue loss in midfield battle in "frantic" Eastern Conference Championship

Dynamo point to loss in midfield: "It was a very frantic game"
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Coming into the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship, the Houston Dynamo knew that the midfield battle would be one of the most important on the field.

On Saturday night, that battle went to the home team, and it was the main culprit in Houston’s demise.

Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer adds to impressive year with "classy" winner vs. Dynamo

"Classy" winner just latest moment in Dwyer's impressive year
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dom Dwyer spent a good portion of the beginning of the year in USL PRO. He'll finish it in the MLS Cup Final after lifting Sporting Kansas City past their postseason nemesis.

Injuries to WIll Bruin, Ricardo Clark prove costly as Houston Dynamo fall to Sporting Kansas City

Without Clark and Bruin, Dynamo fall short of third straight MLS Cup trip
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Houston Dynamo have overcome huge player absences in the past, but three missing pieces simply proved too much on Saturday night with a bid in the MLS Cup final on the line.

Benny Feilhaber shines brightly as Sporting Kansas City's midfield overpowers Houston Dynamo

Sporting KC's Vermes: That's why we brought Feilhaber here
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This was what Benny Feilhaber imagined for himself when he came to Sporting Kansas City this past offseason: coming up big in a crucial game, in front of the largest crowd ever at Sporting Park.

Sporting Kansas City 2, Houston Dynamo 1 | MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Championship Recap

SKC 2, HOU 1: Dwyer's finish helps Kansas City book trip to MLS Cup
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The jinx is broken. So is the streak.

Crónica MLS Playoffs | Sporting KC acaba con la hegemonía de Houston Dynamo, gana la Conferencia del Este y será anfitrión de la Copa MLS 2013

Sapong y Dwyer guían triunfo de SKC, gana la Conf. del Este y será anfitrión de la Copa MLS
SKC anula al Dynamo
FINAL: SKC 2-1 HOU

Dom Dwyer celebrates with the SKC team

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La maldición por fin terminó. Sporting Kansas City es el flamante campeón de la Conferencia del Este y el Sporting Park será digno anfitrión de la Copa MLS 2013.

SKC clasificó a su primera Copa MLS desde el 2004, mientras Houston Dynamo se perderá una final por primera vez en tres años, después que el cuadro azul se impuso 2-1 sobre los naranjas en el partido de vuelta de la Final de la Conferencia del Este.

Armchair Analyst: Three things we learned about Houston's cold, blue hell in Kansas City

Analyst: Three things we learned about Houston's cold, blue hell in KC
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More than anything else, Sporting KC have been a team in need of a problem solver.

Because they have been very, very good since 2011, but they've also been very, very predictable. They do what they do – high press, crosses, lots of shots from 25 yards, lots of long balls – very well, but you know it's coming. I know it's coming. The other 18 MLS teams know it's coming.

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