: MLS Playoff: L.A. at K.C. (Game 3)
With L.A. winning game 2, Kansas City was desperate for a win. If they win, they push the series into a 20-minute sudden death “mini-game” in which the victor advances and the loser goes home. All L.A. needed was a draw to advance to the final. Unfortunately, L.A. played like it. Cobi Jones rarely made an entry into the penalty area — it was all Hernandez, by himself. The game was scoreless until a good run by Chris Henderson resulting in a penalty kick for K.C. The resulting conversion was enough to win the game and go into the sudden death mini-game. Whoever scored would win. L.A. still didn’t seem interested in doing much more than sending Hernandez in alone, while K.C. attacked and attacked. L.A. managed one weak shot on goal that was deflected, and then a dreadful mistake at the back let in “Danish Dynamite” Miklos Molnar alone against Kevin Hartman. He calmly dribbled around the keeper and chipped it into the net, and Kansas City is going to the final for the first time ever!
So the final is set: Kansas City versus Chicago, Oct. 15, 2000, televised on ABC.