Happy Halloween Sporting KC fans. Tonight, we could end up with the scariest thought imaginable: Houston advancing in the playoffs and making their way closer to facing Sporting Kansas City. So, I hope you'll join me this evening in rooting for the Montreal Impact, who are playing in their first ever MLS playoff match.
The Impact haven't done well recently, only getting into the playoffs because the Fire couldn't take care of business in New York. They've lost four out of their last five games, including a 1-0 loss to Toronto FC in the regular season finale. Remember when they were Supporters Shield favorites earlier in the year?
Houston is following relatively the same formula as last year, staying the course around the middle of the Eastern Conference to get into the playoffs. We all know how dangerous they can be once in the tournament though. They come in having gotten a result in three out of their last four matches.
Winner of this match faces New York Red Bulls at home on Sunday for the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals.