The Dynamo will now move on to the soccer betting MLS Cup where they will face the New England Revolution. It will be a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup which Houston won on penalty kicks.
Houston was able to take out Kansas City on goals from Nate Jaqua in the 34th minute and Dwayne De Rosario in the 81st minute. The victory sets up the first repeat MLS Cup Final in league history. It also sets up Houston to become the first team in soccer betting since D.C. United to repeat as MLS Champs. In the Western Conference Championship against Kansas City the first goal came after a corner kick as Richard Mulrooney's cross went into the middle and Jaqua soared headed it into the roof of the net. Houston thought they had scored again in the first half but a late goal was disallowed for an offside.
Early in the second half the Wizards had a great chance to tie but Jewsbury’s shot sailed just wide. That was one of the only good chances Kansas City had the entire game. Houston’s defense clamped down and Kansas City began to get frustrated. Kansas City was really never able to mount a serious attack and the Dynamo got the insurance goal as Craig Waibel got a ball and midfield and sent De Rosario into the left side of the penalty area with a great pass. De Rosario put a perfect shot past Hartman's dive and it was basically over.
The defensive performance by Houston was the greatest in soccer betting league history.The Dynamo did not allow the Wizards a single shot on goal throughout the entire game. "I thought our defense did well in terms of limiting [Kansas City's] forwards," De Rosario said. "[They] did a great job of really keeping the pressure away from our final third. One or two times, of course, Eddie Johnson will get his chances, but they weren't dangerous chances." Kansas City only had a total of three shots in the entire game and none were on goal. "Our game plan was to go out there and get the first goal," said De Rosario, "We did what we do best, which is getting the cross and finishing it."
The soccer betting MLS Cup Final between Houston and New England will be played at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on Sunday beginning at noon eastern time. The game will be televised by ABC and TeleFutura.