KANSAS CITY, Kan. – C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored in a cold, driving rainstorm Wednesday night, giving Sporting Kansas City a 2-0 victory over the injury-depleted Colorado Rapids and a spot in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference finals.
Graham Zusi assisted on each of the goals for Sporting K.C., which beat Colorado, 2-0, on Sunday to open the two-game, aggregate-goal playoff. Sporting K.C. will play the Houston Dynamo or Philadelphia Union in the conference finals Sunday at Livestrong Sporting Park.
Houston won its first leg against Philadelphia, 2-1. They play again tonight.
Collin scored in the 28th minute when he deflected Zusi’s free kick, and Sapong directed a perfect header past Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens in the 76th minute.
Sapong took off running for the corner in glee, sliding through the wet turf before the rest of his teammate piled on in joy.