Houston, Texas – The Houston Dynamo defeated Sporting Kansas State 3-1 on Sunday in the first-team match of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Dynamo, who play their next game Wednesday in San Jose, earned a 2-1 victory over the defending champions.
Sporting won the first leg 1-0 at BB& Stadium on May 17.
The win puts the Dynamo on the path to their third consecutive U.A. Cup berth and third in league history.
They are now four points clear of second-place New York City FC in the Eastern Conference standings.
Houston will face either the defending champion New York Red Bulls or the reigning MLS Cup champions New York Cosmos on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Houston has won seven of its last eight meetings against Cosmos, who lost 2-0 on Sunday.