Sporting Kansas City was eliminated from the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs on Wednesday, falling 2-1 on aggregate score after a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After a 2-0 loss on Sunday at Houston, Sporting Kansas City came out needing two goals to level the two-game series.
Seth Sinovic scored his first career MLS goal in the 64th minute in front of 20,894 fans, the second-largest crowd in stadium history. Sporting Kansas City finished with 20 shots (second most in club history for the postseason) and 71 percent of the possession, compared to just three shots taken by Houston, all in the first half.
Houston will advance to the Eastern Conference Championship to take on the winner between the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United, whose game was postponed on Wednesday because of weather.