Sporting KC earns Western Conference title with 2-1 victory over LAFC
Sporting KC (18-8-8) will get a Knockout Round bye, hosting its first home playoff game since 2015. LAFC (16-9-9) was trying to become the first expansion team to finish atop its conference in its inaugural season.
Six of Salloi’s 11 goals this season have been game-winners, helping Kansas City extend its undefeated streak to five games.
Roger Espinoza gave Sporting KC a 1-0 lead at halftime after a shot from distance in the 37th. But Sporting KC was reduced a man in the 62nd for denying an obvious scoring opportunity.
Carlos Vela, who has 15 combined goals and assists on the road this season, converted the penalty kick to tie it.
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