Dynamo to host Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in first leg of Eastern Conference semifinal series

The Houston Dynamo will host Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals, presented by Kroger, at 2:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, Nov. 4 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets may be purchased at www.HoustonDynamo.com/Tickets, by calling 713-276-GOAL, or by visiting the BBVA Compass Stadium box office (2200 Texas St., Houston) from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

Houston advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire in the Knockout Round on Wednesday night at Toyota Park. Will Bruin scored two goals to lead the Dynamo.

“We are excited to host our first playoff match at BBVA Compass Stadium,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “It should be another magical playoff moment for Dynamo fans. We are expecting a big crowd, so I recommend that fans act urgently in getting their tickets.”

The Dynamo went 1-0-2 against Sporting Kanas City in 2012. Houston earned a 2-1 home win over Sporting Kansas City on July 18 and drew both meetings at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park - 0-0 on July 7 and 1-1 on Sept. 14.

Houston’s all-time post-season record against Sporting KC stands at 2-0-0, after a 2-0 win in the 2011 Eastern Conference final and a 2-0 triumph in the 2007 Western Conference final.

The Dynamo are undefeated in their last 28 home games in all competitions (including playoffs and CONCACAF Champions League) and completed the fourth unbeaten home season in league history in 2012 with an 11-0-6 home record.

The two-leg playoff series will conclude at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. CT. The club with the better aggregate score from the two legs will advance to the 2012 MLS Eastern Conference Championship against the winner of the D.C. United-New York Red Bulls semifinal series.

Ticket 4-packs are available for $20 per ticket at www.HoustonDynamo.com/tickets. Group tickets for Dynamo home playoff games may be purchased by calling 713-276-GOAL. For complete information about the Dynamo’s 2012 playoff run, including ticket information, visit www.HoustonDynamo.com/Playoffs.