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.
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Sapong took off running for the corner in glee, sliding through the wet turf before the rest of his teammate piled on in joy.