Gyasi Zardes scored a minute into second-half stoppage time to give the Columbus Crew a 1-0 victory against the visiting Houston Dynamo on Saturday to extend their winning streak to three games.
Zardes got his team-high 14th goal after reeling in a pass from Harrison Afful in the middle of the box. The play was upheld after a video review for being offside, but the goal stood.
"I took a touch and put it on frame," Zardes said.
Zack Steffen made five saves for the Crew for his eighth shutout of the...
The U.S. Open Cup will have a first-time champion this year.
The Philadelphia Union, who lost in both of their previous appearances in the U.S. Open Cup final, and the Houston Dynamo, who never previously made the title game, both advanced with semifinal wins Wednesday.
Behind three second-half goals, the Union beat the Chicago Fire 3-0 in Chester, Pa. Cory Burke scored in the 59th and 77th minutes, and C.J. Sapong sealed the result with an 86th-minute goal.
The Dynamo and LAFC played to a 3-3 tie...
Diego Rubio scored in the 74th minute and goalkeeper Tim Melia turned away four shots as Sporting Kansas City did just enough to beat the short-handed, host Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium in a heated Western Conference showdown.
Sporting Kansas City (10-6-6, 36 points) won for the first time in six matches and snapped a two-game losing streak, posting its first shutout since June 6; its eight clean sheets this season leads the Western Conference.
Rubio, who entered the match...