MNUFC blitz, bounce top-seeded SKC to reach first conference final

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Molino scored twice in the first half and Minnesota United advanced to the MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference finals, beating Sporting Kansas City 3-0 on Thursday night.

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Fourth-seeded Minnesota will play at No. 2 seed Seattle on Monday night for a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs final.

Bakaye Dibassy also scored, and Emanuel Reynoso assists on all three goals.

Molino opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a run up the left side to finish a feed from Reynoso. Eight minutes later, Molino wrapped his right foot around Reynoso’s chip pass with just enough pace to get it past goalkeeper Tim Melia.

Dibassy made it 3-0 with a header to finish Reynoso’s corner in the 39th minute.