Houston, San Jose take handy advantage
A goal in each half gave the Houston Dynamo control in their MLS Eastern Conference semi-final against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.
Adam Moffat opened the scoring in the 19th minute of the first leg contest.
Will Bruin's goal 15 minutes from time means Sporting face a tough task in Wednesday's second leg.
Victor Bernardez's injury-time goal gave the San Jose Earthquakes victory in the away leg of their Western Conference semi-final against the LA Galaxy.