- Diego Luna’s sixty fifth minute effort compelled the sport to identify kicks in Houston
- However misses from Luna and Danny Musovski ended RSL’s playoff run early
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Griffin Dorsey scored the decisive aim in a 4-3 shootout victory and the Houston Dynamo superior to the Western Convention semifinals after a 1-1 draw with Actual Salt Lake on Saturday within the rubber match of the first-round MLS Cup collection.
Houston (15-11-9), the fourth seed within the West, will play No. 8 seed Sporting Kansas Metropolis within the convention semifinals. The second-seeded Seattle Sounders host defending champion and No. 3 seed Los Angeles FC within the different semifinal.
Houston took a 1-0 lead into halftime when Corey Baird took a go from Héctor Herrera and scored within the twenty eighth minute. It was the primary profession postseason aim for Baird, who spent his first three seasons within the league with Actual Salt Lake.
Diego Luna used assists from Bryan Oviedo and Braian Ojeda within the sixty fifth minute to attain the equalizer for Actual Salt Lake. Each of Luna’s two profession postseason targets got here on this collection.
Luna and Danny Musovski, who entered within the ninetieth, misfired for Actual Salt Lake within the shootout.
Griffin Dorsey scored the game-winning penalty for Houston Dynamo over Actual Salt Lake
RSL’s Diego Luna (second left) scored the equalizing aim to power a penalty shootout
The glad Dynamo followers will now face Sporting Kansas Metropolis within the convention semifinals
Adalberto Carrasquilla, Thorleifur Úlfarsson and Amine Bassi scored the opposite shootout targets for the Dynamo.
Steve Clark completed with two saves in regulation play for the Dynamo. Zac MacMath saved 4 photographs in regulation for RSL.
Houton improves to a league-best 10-1-5 in all competitions for the reason that Leagues Cup break.
Actual Salt Lake (14-13-8) completed the season with 11 street wins in all competitions. Solely the Los Angeles Galaxy, with 13 in 1998, had extra wins away from residence in a calendar 12 months.