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.
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.
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
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.
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.
MLS Cup Playoff Pick 'Em: Editors fail to come to consensus in tight Eastern Conference Championship
As a kid, I used to ask this question of my sandlot pals all the time: If you could have only one of two players on your team for one game, who would you pick?
Things haven't really changed all that much, I guess, because we all regularly ask similar questions. Donovan or Dempsey? Messi or Ronaldo?
EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP - SECOND LEG
SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. HOUSTON DYNAMO
Sat., Nov. 23, Sporting Park, 7:30 pm ET (NBC; NBC LiveExtra; UDN; TSN2/RDS2)
SANDY, Utah – There's been a lot of talk around the Real Salt Lake camp that giving up a last-minute goal to Portland two weeks ago might turn out to be a good thing in the long run.