After a two-week road trip and a bye-week, Sporting KC returned home to face, the newest addition to the MLS, the Montreal Impact. Sporting KC received the ball first in the first half, but quickly gave it up. In the 2nd minute Roger Espinoza delivered a wonderful pass to Chance Myers but Nelson Rivas broke up the play and cleared the ball out of the goal-zone. In the 12th minute Eduardo Sebrango tripped up C.J. Sapong but was not given a yellow card. The 20,404 fans did not agree with head-ref, Juan Guzman, for the call. In the 14th minute goalie, Donovan Ricketts, made a breath-taking save that kept the game tied. Then in the 26th minute Graham Zusi kicked one from the middle of the goalie box, but was blocked by Donovan Ricketts. In the 30th minute the Montreal Impact’s Felipe Martins scored making the score 1-0. After the goal in the 35th minute, Julio Cesar received a yellow card for a reckless tackle on Hassoun Camara. In the 36th minute Nelson Rivas also received a yellow card for a reckless foul. In the 45th minute a yellow card was issued to Patrice Bernier for a reckless foul. Two minutes were added to the first half but nothing successful happened in that time. At the end of the first half Montreal lead 1-0 even though Sporting KC lead in possession.
The Montreal Impact received the ball at the start of the 2nd half, but couldn’t do anything worth value. Kei Kamara broke away in the 50th but couldn’t score. In the 52nd minute Sinisa Ubiparipovic was issued a yellow card for a reckless foul. In the 62nd minute Matteo Ferrari was brought in for Nelson Rivas. Seconds later Patrice Bernier scored a penalty kick on Sporting KC, extending the lead to 2-0. In the 65th minute Teal Bunbury came in for C.J Sapong. During the 69th minute, former KC captain, Davy Arnaud replaced Eduardo Sebrango. After a scuffle broke out between Sporting and Montreal, Montreal’s Tyson Wahl received a yellow card for a reckless hit. In the 78th Paulo Nagamura was subbed for Julio Cesar. After the sub by Sporting, Montreal subbed Andrew Wenger for Sinisa Ubiparipvic in the 83rd minute. In the 88th minute Aurelien Collin had the opportunity to score but could not because of a light header. Once again, in the 89th minute, Sporting had another opportunity to score but could not come through when Chance Myers kicked it wide right. The game ended, after 4 minutes of extra time, with a 2-0 win for Montreal.
Jimmy Nielsen said, “Goals happen, you can’t stop them all.” When asked what happened on the penalty kick, Nielsen said, “Some kicks you win, some kicks you lose.”
Coach Peter Vermes said, “We were late. We came into the game late and we just never got back from there.” He also said, “We had chances but nothing was done with the chances therefore it was all off the mark.” Lastly, Montreal Coach Jesse March said, “I am proud of the way the boys are playing. We now have to focus on Toronto and we are looking ahead not behind.”