Sporting KC advances to face Portland in conference finals
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Daniel Salloi scored two goals and Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Sunday for Sporting's first playoff win in five years.
It gave Sporting a 5-3 series win on aggregate to advance to face the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference finals, also a two-game series.
Sporting KC scored two early goals in the first half for a 3-1 aggregate lead. Diego Rubio opened the scoring in the 14th minute with an easy finish of Felipe Gutierrez's unselfish pass. RSL nearly tied it three minutes later but Tim Melia denied Damir Kreilach's close-range attempt. (MORE)
|Real Salt Lake Leaders|
|Real Salt Lake Team Stats (Rank)|
|Goals Allowed:||58 (10)|
|Penalty Kick Goals:||6 (4)|
|Shots on Goal:||196 (4)|
|Yellow Cards:||54 (10)|
|Red Cards:||0 (1)|
|No recent injuries|