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  • November 23, 2013
  • • 7:30 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 21650
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Sporting KC win Aggregate 2 - 1

Live Commentary

  • That's all from us at Goal. Thanks for following along and be sure to read our post-match coverage. We will also be covering the Western Conference final second leg in Portland on Sunday so stay tuned for that as well.
  • Eastern Conference championship trophy has been presented to SPorting KC, and the confetti is flying here at Sporting Park. Will this be a dress rehearsal for the MLS Cup Final trophy ceremony? RSL or Portland will be the opponent.
  • Big nights for Benny Feilhaber and Dom Dwyer. Two players who weren't regular starters, but who stepped up when Sporting needed them in the playofs.
  • Sporting KC has beaten the Houston Dynamo, 2-1, to advance to the 2013 MLS Cup Final, which will be held at Sporting Park on Dec. 7th. Sporting will face the winner of the RSL-Portland Timbers searies, which will be decided on Sunday in Portland.
  • 90' + 4'
    Substitution Dominic Dwyer Claudio Bieler
  • 90' + 1'
    Substitution Graham Zusi Jacob Peterson
  • 90'
    A great game from Dwyer tonight, really stepped up when Sporting KC needed it.
  • 90'
    Four minutes of stoppage time.
  • 88'
    Sporting KC doing well to disrupt Houston's forays. Dynamo struggling to create chances late.
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Eric Brunner
  • 84'
    Substitution Benny Feilhaber Ike Opara
  • 84'
    Ike Opara in a defensive midfield role now for Sporting KC as Peter Vermes tries to congest the area where speedsters Cummings and jason Johnson can cause problems.
  • 83'
    Substitution Cam Weaver Jason Johnson
  • 75'
    Substitution Warren Creavalle Servando Carrasco
  • 74'
    Substitution Servando Carrasco Warren Creavalle
  • 72'
    Houston hoping Cummings can cause some problems with his speed. The Dynamo attack has a bit stagnant since a fast start in the first 30 minutes.
  • 70'
    Substitution Andrew Driver Omar Cummings
  • 70'
    Substitution Omar Cummings Andrew Driver
  • 63'
    Goal Dominic Dwyer
  • 63'
    Assist Benny Feilhaber
  • 63'
    Goal Dominic Dwyer
    GOAL Dwyer, a beautiful touch and finish, set up by Feilhaber with a clever chip pass.
  • 59'
    Not much action in the second half. It's turned into a bit of a snoozer as both teams look to play it safe now.
  • 46'
    No subs for Houston either.
  • 46'
    Second half is underway
  • Looks like no subs for Sporting KC, though C.J. Sapong is favoring his right arm, which he hurt late in the first half.
  • It is halftime. Sporting KC and Houston are tied 1-1. Solid first 45, ended a bit slowly after an action-packed first 25-30 minutes.
  • 37'
    Yellow Card B. García
  • 37'
    Yellow Card B. García
    Boniek Garcia sees yellow after colliding with Seth Sinovic.
  • 30'
    MISS!! Cam Weaver shanks a wide-open look in front of goal that could have made it 2-1.
  • 25'
    Graham Zusi with a surging dribble toward the Houston goal, but his shot from about 20 goes high. He has started the match well, and is definitely up for this one.
  • 19'
    Free kick for Sporting KC after Sapong drew a foul.
  • 19'
    Free kick for Sporting KC after Sapong drew a foul.
  • 19'
    Awkward moment for KC, with Feilhaber and Zusi both trying to take the free kick. It goes wasted.
  • 14'
    Goal C.J. Sapong
  • 13'
    Andrew Driver dribbles down the left and tries to test Jimmy Nielsen, but his shot goes over the bar.
  • 10'
    Houston supporters winning the early battle in the stands. They're chanting "We can't hear you" to Sporting KC fans, and they're right. I think KC fans were still stunned, but they're starting to wake up.
  • 8'
    Dwyer with a GOLDEN chance, but can't get enough on the Chance Myers cross and it's blocked. Promising sequence for KC.
  • 7'
    Houston applying more pressure early on, they're not content with just one early goal. They want to blow it open. KC needs to settle down.
  • 3'
    Goal B. García
  • 3'
    Goal B. García
    Oscar Boniek Garcia with the shot, Besler got a piece on it, but couldn't keep it out as it floats over Jimmy Nielsen.
  • 3'
    GOAL HOUSTON!! Oscar Boniek Garcia with the opener in the third minute
  • 1'
    Temperature at kickoff is 21 degress, tonight is shaping up to be the coldest game in MLS history.
  • 1'
    The match is underway.
  • Good evening everybody. This is Ives Galarcep, coming to you from a chilly Sporting Park, site of tonight's Eastern Conference final second leg between Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo.
  • Good evening everybody. This is Ives Galarcep, coming to you from a chilly Sporting Park, site of tonight's Eastern Conference final second leg between Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo.