Dynamo to face D.C. United in Eastern Conference Championship

The Eastern Conference Championship series is set as the Houston Dynamo will take on D.C. United for a spot in the 2012 MLS Cup Final.

The Dynamo advanced with a 2-1 win on aggregate over Sporting Kansas City, while D.C. United advanced with a 2-1 aggregate win over the New York Red Bulls.


The series will kick off on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium at 3 p.m. CT, presented by Kroger. United will host the second leg on Sunday, November 18 at RFK Stadium.

DC is led by 2012 MLS all-star Chris Pontius and MLS rookie of the year candidate Nick DeLeon, who scored the game-winning goal in Thursday night's win over New York. Former Dynamo midfielder Dwayne De Rosario, who has been out since mid-September with a knee injury, was upgraded to probable for the second leg against New York and could be available for the series against Houston.

United will be without goalkeeper Bill Hamid for the first leg at BBVA Compass Stadium following his red card against New York.

This will be the first meeting in the MLS playoffs between the two clubs, who have combined for six MLS Cup titles.