The host Houston Dynamo beat D.C. United 3-1 in the first leg of their home-and-home, total-goals Major League Soccer Eastern Conference final series.

HOUSTON — The Houston Dynamo is 90 minutes from its fourth MLS Cup final since 2006.

Andre Hainault, Will Bruin and Kofi Sarkodie scored second-half goals as Houston beat D.C. United 3-1 Sunday in the first leg of the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference finals.

The home-and-home, total-goals series ends Sunday in Washington.

Houston extended its home unbeaten streak to 30 matches in all competitions, dating to June 2011.

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