The Houston Dynamo (No. 4 seed) and Sporting Kansas City (No. 2 seed) will meet for the third consecutive postseason beginning Saturday with the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo advanced to their third straight conference final with a 2‐1 extra time win over the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday that produced a 4‐3 aggregate series win over the East’s top seed. Sporting Kansas City overturned a 2‐1 first‐leg deficit with a 3‐1 extra time victory on Wednesday for a 4‐3 aggregate series win over the New England Revolution. The second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship is Saturday, Nov. 23 at Sporting Park in Kansas City.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Chabala; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Bruin, Cummings
Subs: Deric, Carrasco, Barnes, Johnson, López, Driver, Weaver
Sporting Kansas City: Nielsen ©; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Rosell, Nagamura, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bunbury, Peterson
Subs: Kronberg, Jerome, Opara, Dwyer, Bieler, Saad, Sapong