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In the East, Sporting KC were in control after a 0-0 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium on November 9. Needing only a win at home Saturday, Sporting found themselves in a hole after only 3 minutes, when a shot by Boniek Garcia, assisted by Brad Davis, bounced off KC center back Matt Besler and into the net to give Houston a 1-0 lead. But 11 minutes later, CJ Sapong collected a bad touch by Houston center back Bobby Boswell, and shot it into the net to tie the game and match 1-1. In the second half, Benny Feilhaber lifted a ball in the air to Dom Dwyer, who converted the winning goal in the 63rd minute of a very hard-fought battle, with lots of shots and saves by both Jimmy Nielsen and Tally Hall.