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The Houston Dynamo qualifies for the MLS semifinal with an assist from Hector Herrera

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The Houston Dynamo qualifies for the MLS semifinal with an assist from Hector Herrera
The Houston Dynamo qualifies for the MLS semifinal with an assist from Hector Herrera
Khushbu Kumari

The Houston Dynamo beat Kansas City 1-0 thanks to a goal from Franco Escobar and an assist from Héctor Herrera to reach the Western final in the MLS

Argentine Franco Escobar scored the goal this Sunday with which the Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 and qualified for the MLS Western Conference final.

Escobar connected with a header in the 39th minute on a corner served by Mexican Héctor Herrera.


Sporting Kansas City, led by Mexican Alan Pulido, had an option in stoppage time to force extra time but William Agada missed a clear shot.

There was also controversy in the match due to a possible handball inside the area and on the verge of half-time by Erik Sviatchenko (Houston Dynamo) that the referee did not whistle.

The Houston Dynamo, which was fourth in the West in the regular season, will face the Seattle Sounders (second) or Los Angeles FC (third) in the conference final, who will play the other semifinal tonight.


The Texan team, which also has Panamanian Adalberto Carrasquilla in its ranks, has reached the end of the season with great strength and in September was proclaimed champion of the Cup US Open defeating Lionel Messi's Inter Miami in the final.

In the East, the ticket to the MLS Cup final will be played by Cincinnati, headed by the Argentine Luciano Acosta, and the Columbus Crew, which has the Colombian Juan Camilo ‘Cucho’ Hernández and the Uruguayan Diego Rossi.

Cincinnati vs. Columbus in the Eastern final

Columbus Crew and Cincinnati FC will star next Saturday, December 2, in a very succulent duel of Latin attackers in the final of the MLS Eastern Conference.

< p>The Columbus Crew got their ticket to the final after beating Orlando City 0-2 in extra time this Saturday (the second goal was scored by ‘Cucho’) and Cincinnati did the same, eliminating by 1 -0 to the Philadelphia Union with a heroic goal in the 94th minute by Colombian Yerson Mosquera.


In this way, the Eastern candidate in the MLS Cup final will emerge from a face to face between two of the most prominent Latin figures in the league.< /p>

On the one hand, Acosta has been the beacon of a Cincinnati team that won the MLS Supporters’ Shield (the title for the best team of the regular season). The Argentine scored 17 goals in the regular season, which left him just three behind the league's top scorer (Denis Bouanga of Los Angeles FC), and also provided 14 assists.

For his part, ‘Cucho’ He also stood out for his nose for goal with 16 goals in the regular season for the Columbus Crew, which placed him as the fourth top scorer in the MLS. The striker, who also achieved 11 assists, has another outstanding Latin partner up front on his team with the Uruguayan Diego Rossi.



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