Midfielder Rodrigo Lopez begins his first Premier Development League game of the season on the bench as the Fusion open the Western Conference final. Updates from Greg Asatourian in Laredo, Tex.
4th minute -- Early on, the Fusion look strong with a lot of better touches. Kitsap seems more physical. They have struggled early to maintain possession.
8th minute -- Kitsap puts a strong shot just over the Fusion goal. Becerra sends a shot wide from long range.
11th minute -- Kitsap sends another chance over the net.
14th minute -- Smarte sends a strong shot over the net.
17th minute -- Kitsap sends a free kick high.
23rd minute -- Kitsap midfield Kyle Johnson rattles the Fusion crossbar from 30 yards.
26th minute -- Fusion 1, Kitsap 0: Anthony Hamilton dribbled into the Kitsap half and sends a 30-yard drive crashing into the Pumas net! It's the second goal in three postseason games for the former Chivas USA player. Hamilton leads the team with nine goals on the season.
38th minute -- Fusion substition: Hakop Avesyan on for Bryan Byrne.
45th+1 minute -- Fusion 1, Kitsap 1: Kitsap equalize in first half stoppage time. Defender Matt Lipset got forward on a long throw in and headed home his second goal of the season.
45th+2 minute -- Fusion substitution: Fusion defensive midfielder Manny Guzman limps off and is replace by creative midfielder Rodrigo Lopez, who had three goals and four assists in 12 matches for the Fusion in 2008. It is the former Santa Barbara High star's season debut.
46th minute -- Avesyan ends a nice run with a ball through the Kitsap penalty area.
51st minute -- Kitsap defender Stephen Mohn is cautioned for delay of game.
64th minute -- The Laredo Heat twitter feed says both teams look exhausted.
70th minute -- Fusion have had the better of the possession in the second half, behind the substitute combination of Avesyan and Lopez, but have yet to find the break through.
77th minute -- Fusion coach Graham Smith ready to make a few aggressive changes. Artur Aghasayan comes on for the goalscorer, Hamilton, and Hagop Chrisian is also warming up. Sam Myerson, the Agoura High striker who scored the game-winner against Hollywood, is also on.
80th minute -- Lopez and Avesyan set up a chance for Myerson, but the final ball is too strong.
81st minute -- Aghasayan has a 1 on 1 with the Kitsap keeper but the ball is deflected wide. Aghasayan also blasts high from the corner kick.
90th+1 minute -- Fusion 2, Kitsap 1: Lopez shows by the Fusion wanted him so bad, even this late in the season, by smashing in a free kick to score the potential game-winning goal in second half injury time.
90th+4 minute -- Fusion win 2-1 to go through to the PDL Final Four!