Best and Worst from the 2nd Leg of the MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Final

The best action from the second leg of the MLS Cup playoffs conference final was highlighted by Real Salt Lake's defense, but what about the worst?

Plenty of candidates met the criteria this weekend, but the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City took inept turns in the final third of the pitch on Saturday. All that transpired at JELD-WEN Field the next day paled in comparison.

Here is a look at why that turned out to be the case.


Best: Real Salt Lake's defense

The Portland Timbers entered the second leg of the conference final needing at least two goals to send the tie into extra time. Instead, they scored none.

There's a reason for that.

Even with 54.9 percent possession and 18 attempts, the Timbers finished the evening with as many goals as they have trophies—zero. A club that finished the season having completed 79.2 percent of its passes only found a 72 per...

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