LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored late in the first half and defending champion Los Angeles FC advanced to its second straight MLS Cup Final with a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Houston's Franco Escobar scored an own goal in the 80th minute to seal the Western Conference Final for LAFC, which will travel to Columbus next weekend to play for the title. The Crew beat FC Cincinnati 3-2 in a thriller earlier Saturday. LAFC, an expansion club in its sixth year of co
CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Ramírez scored in the 115th minute and the Columbus Crew rallied from two goals down to beat top-seeded FC Cincinnati 3-2 on Saturday night to advance to the MLS Cup Final. Columbus (17-9-9), which has won two Cups in three previous trips to the final, will host next Saturday's championship match against the winner of the Western Conference Final between defending-champion Los Angeles FC and the Houston Dynamo. It was the second-seeded Crew's ninth conference final, s
It will be LAFC against the Columbus Crew on Dec. 9.
The Crew were down 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining in Saturday's MLS Eastern Conference final. Two substitutes spurred a stunning comeback and a wild 3-2 win.