Dynamo sink Sporting to reach MLS final

Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Sunday to earn the Eastern Conference title and a place in the league-deciding MLS Cup.

MLS Eastern Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Graham Zusi #08 of the Sporting Kansas City and Bobby Boswell #32 of the Houston Dynamo attempt to gain control of a header in the first half during the MLS Eastern Conference Championship match at Livestrong Sporting Park on November 06, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

MLS Eastern Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Danny Cruz #05 of the Houston Dynamo reacts to his shot being block by Jimmy Nielsen #1 of Sporting Kansas City in the first half during the MLS Eastern Conference Championship match at Livestrong Sporting Park on November 06, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

MLS Eastern Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Calen Carr #03 of the Houston Dynamo looks towards the referee after being tripped by Sporting Kansas City in the first half during the MLS Eastern Conference Championship match at Livestrong Sporting Park on November 06, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

MLS Eastern Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Danny Cruz #05 of the Houston Dynamo pushes the ball up the field in the first half during the MLS Eastern Conference Championship match at Livestrong Sporting Park on November 06, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

MLS Eastern Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Graham Zusi #08 of the Sporting Kansas City trips while defending Luiz Camargo #17 of the Houston Dynamo in the second half during the MLS Eastern Conference Championship match at Livestrong Sporting Park on November 06, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

MLS Eastern Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 06: C.J. Sapong #17 of the Sporting Kansas City gains control of a lose ball against the Houston Dynamo in the second half during the MLS Eastern Conference Championship match at Livestrong Sporting Park on November 06, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

MLS Eastern Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Roger Espinoza #15 of the Sporting Kansas City attemps to fight past the defense of Luiz Camargo of the Houston Dynamo in the first half during the MLS Eastern Conference Championship match at Livestrong Sporting Park on November 06, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)