Sporting KC beat Toronto at Livestrong Sporting Park

Playing the worst team in the MLS, Sporting KC easily defeated Toronto FC 2-0 to extend their record to 9-1-3. The first half was very lopsided for Sporting KC scoring twice, and getting five other chances to score. The first goal came in the 18th minute when Chance Myers delivered a great corner to CJ Sapong who shot and scored the games first goal.

One of the wildest moments of the game came in the 31st minute when Eric Avila, of Toronto FC, took a shot that hit one post, missed the goal line, and hit the second post. The ball was not a goal and when Eric Avila was asked his thoughts on the play, he said “I’ve had one post, but never two…Seeing it hit the first post, I thought it was in. It was just one of those heart-breaking things. If it goes in, it’s 1-1 and who knows what happens.” Just Minutes later, in the 35th minute, Julio Cesar shot a right footer into the goal after a great corner kick by Graham Zusi.  After one minute of added time, the first half came to and end with a score of 2-0 Sporting KC

The second half was a whole lot louder and there where many reasons for the 20,488 people at the game to be loud. The first came in the 55th minute when Reggie Lamb, Toronto FC, conceded the first yellow card of the game. One of loudest parts of the game came in the 70th minute when Jimmy Nielsen made a spectacular save to keep the game under control. The next two yellow cards came in the 77th and 82nd, in the 77th Ryan Johnson, Toronto, was cautioned for a reckless foul and Teal Bunbury was also cautioned in the 82nd for a reckless foul. The game came to a close after four minutes of added time

Manager Peter Vermes thoughts on the game where “I actually thought that we started off the game really well. We pressed them and didn’t give them much time on the ball. We had great field position most of the time. We won the ball and created a lot of chances in the first half. We scored two very good goals. They obviously threw everything forward and threw everything back. There were all kinds of different formations out there, but at the end I thought the guys did enough to hold them off… Credit to the guys, great job, excellent effort tonight.”

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