A Loss to Houston Brings Back Memories of Last Years Finals

Just ten days after tying the Houston Dynamo, Sporting KC made their inaugural debut at BBVA Compass Stadium and lost 2-1 to the Dynamo. Sporting KC’s only goal came in the 42nd minute on a penalty kick scored by Kei Kamara. The two goals scored by the Dynamo came in the 25th and 89th by Calen Carr. Sporting KC’s Peterson Joseph conceded a red card in the 47th minute causing to Sporting play with 10 men the entire second half. Peter Vermes thoughts on the red card were, “I don’t know…It was a big difference in the game obviously, being a man down for another 50 minutes from the start of the second half. We did a good job, we held on pretty long. One play and they found a way to score so we will see what it looks like.” Sporting KC had a 28% possession rate to the Dynamo’s 72% which could have counted a lot in this game. 

  Many injuries occurred often during the match Wednesday.  Sporting’s Seth Sinovic left in the 79th minute on a left ankle sprain and was replaced by Chance Myers. Bobby Convey made his first appearance since May 19th when he came on for Jacob Peterson in the 82nd minute. Sporting KC also lost Roger Espinoza to country duties and Graham Zusi to a quad injury. So when Sporting plays the New England Revolution they will not have their key mid-fielders. 

 

 

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