Updates: Houston 2, Kansas City 0.
Preview: A quick reminder that there are two potentially terrific MLS playoff games today — both televised on relatively simple-to-get channels.
At 12:30 p.m. on NBC, Eastern Conference champion Sporting Kansas City visits the Houston Dynamo, a No. 5 seed that looks fully capable of making a run.
Then comes the biggie at 6 p.m. on ESPN with Supporters Shield winner San Jose visits defending champion Los Angeles. (The assigned referee is Ricardo Salazar.) The winner of this series will play for the Western Conference championship against the Sounders-Real Salt Lake winner.