Sporting Wins on the Road with Two Penalty Kicks

 

Sporting KC won on the road for the first time since May. Sporting beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 to secure the first place spot in the Eastern Conference.

On July 4th, Sporting KC won their first game on the road since May. Sporting won 3-1 to a tough Montreal Impact team. Sporting conceded the first goal to the Impact, in the 49th minute, when Patrice Bernier shot and scored from 20 yards out. Sporting KC had a quick comeback though, when Kei Kamara scored on a penalty kick, in the 56th minute. Sporting scored their second goal in the 75th minute when Graham Zusi converted Sporting’s second penalty kick. Jacob Peterson scored the third goal for Sporting KC in the 82nd minute on a long distance goal which won the game for Sporting KC. 

Sporting’s Coach Peter Vermes said,

“I think tonight we had some issues in the first half. But in the second half we made the change. Even though they scored, our mentality was right. And because of the changes we made, we added the three goals.”  Vermes also said, “It’s not the ordinary thing to get two penalties on the road, but that happens. I think we deserved both of them. I saw the action and it was a hand ball. Unfortunately it is, but it happens to all of us in the game. And on the other play, the player wasn’t playing the ball. He tackled the man and you can’t do that.”

In the eyes of a teen, overall the game was a great match up but was badly officiated by head ref, Sorin Stoica. The game should have been closer since both teams have so much talent. But, as in the words of coach Jesse March of the Montreal Impact,  “These games happen and all you do is move on to the next game.”

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