Two classic Sporting Kansas City matches to air Thursday

Sporting Kansas City fans will have the opportunity to enjoy two classic playoff matches on Thursday.

The action will begin at 3 p.m. CT when MLSsoccer.com airs the decisive second leg of the 2013 Eastern Conference Championship, which saw Sporting come from behind to defeat rivals Houston Dynamo by a 2-1 scoreline and advance to the MLS Cup. C.J. Sapong nabbed an early equalizer and Dom Dwyer struck the 63rd-minute winner, settling a delicious lob pass from Benny Feilhaber and finishing with aplomb to ignite wild celebrations at Children's Mercy Park.

The 7 p.m. CT nightcap will stream on SportingKC.com, digging deep into the archives to present viewers the second leg of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals from Oct. 30, 2004. Trailing Landon Donovan and the defending MLS Cup champion San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 after leg one, Kansas City staged arguably the best comeback in club history by claiming a 3-0 victory to take the series on aggregate.

Khari Stephenson opened the scoring in the first half, a 48th-minute own goal restored parity, and second-year midfielder Jack Jewsbury bagged the dramatic winner in stoppage time to vault Kansas City into the conference title game.

Per MLS rules, the SportingKC.com stream will be geofenced to viewers in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

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