On a thrilling Decision Day that produced 33 goals across Major League Soccer, Roger Espinoza's long-range wonder strike was the best of the bunch.
Espinoza took home AT&T MLS Goal of the Week honors for the final week of the 2018 regular season, receiving 42 percent of the fan vote on MLSsoccer.com. The 32-year-old Honduran is amidst his best professional season with a career-high three goals and nine assists.
Espinoza's blistering effort gave Sporting KC a 1-0 lead over LAFC on Sunday, a game the hosts ultimately won 2-1 at Children's Mercy Park to seal their first-place finish in the Western Conference.
Sporting KC will now face rivals Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference Semifinals of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.
As the No. 1 seed in the West, Sporting KC will visit No. 6 seed RSL in the first leg of the conference semifinals on Sunday at Rio Tinto Stadium. The match will kick off at 9 p.m. CT and air live nationally on FS1 and FOX Deportes, while ESPN 94.5 FM and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM will carry local radio broadcasts.
Sporting KC and RSL will then square off in the decisive second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Children’s Mercy Park. Tickets for the game—Sporting KC’s first home playoff tilt since winning the 2013 MLS Cup against Real Salt Lake—are now available at SeatGeek.com.