Sporting Kansas City exorcised some postseason demons and booked a spot in MLS Cup for the first time in nine years with a dramatic win over the Houston Dynamo in Thursday’s chapter of “MLS Classics”.
The Dynamo had knocked Sporting out of the playoffs in back-to-back years and were seeking a third consecutive berth in the final. The teams played to a scoreless draw in Houston in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship and Boniek Garcia silenced the boisterous Kansas City crowed with a 3rd-minute goal.
But Sporting rallied to score two unanswered goals to snap the Dynamo’s streak and reach MLS Cup for the first time since 2004.
As you settle down for the stream, check out both team’s starting lineups below. Also, here’s the full catalog of MLS Classics matches.