Houston (CBS Radio)- When the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City face each other it is never a pretty game. These two are without a doubt true rivals.
For the third consecutive year (fourth time in eight years) the Dynamo and Kansas City face off with dreams of moving on to the MLS Cup Finals.
Despite a scoreless 0-0 draw Saturday, in front of 22,107 crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium, the Dynamo have given themselves a chance to win it all and advance to the Finals when they face Sporting again on Nov. 23 for the second leg of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Dynamo gave themselves a chance in the first half, with a goal by Kofi Sarkodei in the 18th min that was later called offside. On replay it looked really close, but the call took an early lead from the home team.
In the 39th minute, Teal Bunbury almost scored for Kansas City, but Sarkdoei saved the Dynamo by kicking the ball off the line.
The highlight of the game came off a shot by Will Bruin from the 35-yard that hit the post.
There weren’t any exceptional plays today, and no team clearly dominated. It was a game fought in the midfield, it was a game where both teams were playing defense, scratching, fighting, kicking and pushing to give themselves an advantage going on to the second leg.
Both teams were left just as the conference finals started and now, one game will decide it all. A 1-1 draw is all the Dynamo need to advance from their third straight Eastern Conference Finals to their third straight MLS Cup Finals.
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