The Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City both played 120 minutes worth of soccer last Wednesday night, and it shows on Saturday afternoon as both sides dragged themselves through a drab 90 minutes of soccer that saw no goals and little inspiration.
Sporting Kansas City will head back home for the second leg of their Eastern Conference final series in good position to advance after escaping BBVA Compass Stadium with a 0-0 draw.
The Dynamo came closest to scoring on the day, with one potential first-half goal ruled out for offside, with Kofi Sarkodie narrowly offside on the play.
The Dynamo suffered a potentially brutal blow after midfielder Ricardo Clark was forced to leave the match with a knee injury.
The teams will meet again on Nov. 23 at Sporting Park, with Sporting KC looking to avoid being eliminated by the Dynamo for a third straight post-season. The Dynamo will take heart in the fact they defeated Sporting Kansas City on the road to advance in last year’s playoffs.
Here are the match highlights:
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