KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Sporting Kansas City overcame an early scare to finally get past its postseason nemesis.
After being bounced from the Eastern Conference playoffs by Houston in each of the past two seasons, Sporting fell behind the Dynamo 1-0 in the third minute on Saturday night in the second leg of the Eastern Conference final. But with a first-half equalizer from C.J. Sapong and Dom Dwyer's game-winner in the 63rd minute, Sporting advanced to its first MLS Cup Final since 2004 with a 2-1 victory.
"We didn't panic," Dwyer said. "We kept on doing what we do, and we got the result we wanted. We're happy right now, but we're very much focused on two weeks' time. We're going to enjoy it, and it's extra motivation to have MLS Cup at home." (MORE)