Major League Soccer Review

Houston clinch second spot

October 24, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Houston Dynamo defeated a weakened Los Angeles Galaxy outfit 3-1 in the final match of the regular MLS season to clinch second place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Adam Moffat
GettyImagesHouston celebrate their triumph

Goals by Adam Moffat, Bobby Boswell and Carlos Costly put the result beyond any doubt before Jack McBean hit a last-minute consolation for the Galaxy, who were already assured of top spot in the Western Conference.

Houston now progress to an Eastern Conference Semi-final encounter with the Philadelphia Union, while the Galaxy will face the lower-seeded team from the wild card play-offs to be held ahead of the conference semis.

MLS Play-off fixtures:


FC Dallas v New York Red Bulls
Colorado Rapids v Columbus Crew

Eastern Conference Semi-finals:

Sporting Kansas City v higher-seeded wild card winner
Houston Dynamo v Philadelphia Union

Western Conference Semi-finals:

LA Galaxy v lower-seeded wild card winner
Seattle Sounders v Real Salt Lake