Houston enters conference semifinal second leg with 2-0 series lead
HOUSTON, TX (Wednesday, November 7, 2012) – The Houston Dynamo will visit LIVESTRONG Sporting Park tonight in Kansas City, Kan., for the second leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Sporting Kansas City. The Dynamo enter tonight’s match with a 2-0 lead in the series following their win in the first leg on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Tonight’s match can be seen on FOX Sports Houston at 8 p.m., with a special pregame show at 7:30 p.m. It can also be heard locally on KPRC 950 and Baila 101.7.
If Houston wins, draws or loses by one goal tonight, they will advance to the Eastern Conference Championship for the second time in as many years. If the Dynamo lose by two goals, the match will continue with a 30-minute overtime followed by penalty kicks, if necessary. If Sporting KC wins by three or more goals in regulation, they will advance to the conference championship.
The official Dynamo viewing party for the Eastern Conference semifinal second leg will be held at Christian’s Tailgate (2000 Bagby St).
Tonight will be the eighth meeting in two years between Houston and Sporting KC and the fourth meeting all-time in the playoffs. The Dynamo have won the previous three playoff meetings 2-0 including last year’s Eastern Conference Championship at LIVESTRONGSporting Park.
If the Dynamo advance to the Eastern Conference Championship, they will host the first leg on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium against the winner of the New York Red Bulls-D.C. United semifinal series. For more information about the Dynamo’s playoff run, presented by Kroger, visit HoustonDynamo.com/Playoffs.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and three conference championships in its first six seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition five times, including in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. The team trains in the Methodist Champions’ Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park (HASP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas. The Houston Dynamo play at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.