MLS: Tomas Martinez stars as Houston Dynamo beat Sporting KC
Last Updated: 12/10/17 8:56am
Tomas Martinez scored one and created another as Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 in MLS on Wednesday night.
The win moves Houston (12-10-10) within one point of a third-place tie with Portland and Seattle while second-place Sporting KC (12-8-12) needed at least a draw to secure a play-off spot.
Only Vancouver, three points ahead of Sporting KC, have secured a play-off spot in the Western Conference.
Jimmy Medranda scored for Sporting KC in the 33rd minute but Martinez levelled the game when he volleyed home a deflected cross.
Dynamo then took the lead when Martinez's free-kick was placed inside the six-yard box and Erik Palmer-Brown knocked it into his own net.
Seth Sinovic had an open shot pushed away by Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric in the third minute of second-half stoppage-time.
The game was pushed back from August due to Hurricane Harvey and the teams will play again on Sunday.