November 17, 2012 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Houston Dynamo
HOUSTON, TX (Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012) - The Houston Dynamo will face D.C. United tomorrow at 3 p.m. CT in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship series at RFK Stadium. The Dynamo have a 3-1 lead in the two-game, aggregate-score series and will advance to MLS Cup with a win, draw or one-goal defeat.
Tomorrow's game will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network. The radio broadcast can be heard on KPRC 950 AM, Sirius XM FC Channel 94 and La Ranchera 850 AM (Spanish).
The Dynamo scored three unanswered goals for a 3-1 win in the first leg of the series on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium. Will Bruin scored his fourth goal of the 2012 MLS Cup playoffs to set a franchise record for goals in a single postseason. Bruin's tally also extended his franchise record for goals in a season to 16.
Andre Hainault scored his third career playoff goal to move to third on the franchise list. Kofi Sarkodie capped the 3-1 win with his first MLS goal.
Tally Hall improved to 6-2 as a starting goalkeeper in the playoffs, tying Pat Onstad for the franchise record for playoff wins.
Sunday's 3-1 defeat ended a nine-game unbeaten streak (6-0-3) for D.C. United.
The Dynamo are 2-4-1 all-time in road games at RFK Stadium, including a 3-2 defeat on April 28. United is unbeaten in its last 17 home games (12-0-5) since its lone home loss this season on March 10.
Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear will tie Bob Bradley for third on the Major League Soccer all-time playoff wins list with his next playoff win. Kinnear is 13-8-4 as a head coach in the playoffs.
If the Dynamo maintain their aggregate score advantage they will advance to MLS Cup on Dec. 1, facing off against the winner of the Los Angeles Galaxy-Seattle Sounders FC Western Conference Championship series. It would be the second consecutive trip to MLS Cup and fourth appearance in seven years for Houston.