Saturday, July 9, 2011

And One More Equals A Dozen

Talk about waiting for the last minute. Sporting KC forward Omar Bravo scored on a header in the third of four minutes of stoppage time to equalize the game at 1-1 and extend the team's unbeaten streak to 12 games across all competitions (10 in league play).

That's an impressive streak, but the team also continued one that's a touch longer and equally impressive. The team allowed 1 or fewer goals for the 13th straight game. The last time the team gave up more than one goal was against the LA Galaxy all the way back on May 14th. The stinginess of the defense has been a key to the team's unbeaten streak.

Next up for Sporting KC is the US Open Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday, July 12, at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. They will face the Richmond Kickers of USL Pro, the 3rd tier of soccer in the United States. Now, before you simply dismiss the Kickers as just a small team out of their element and ripe for a beatdown, take this into consideration. While Sporting KC enjoyed a fairly easy 3rd round match at home against the Chicago Fire PDL team, Richmond beat the Columbus Crew 2-1... on the road. Sporting KC takes Richmond lightly at their own peril.

I've actually got some pics for tonight. Shocking, I know.

Tell me that Aurelien Collin and Justin Braun aren't both fouling each other...

Looks like the White Puma is getting ready to pounce...

I think Jimmy's saying to the official, "You've got to be kidding me..."

Michael Harrington being marked closely by Chivas's Michael Lahoud...

I would still like to ask Jasen Anno how you don't call for a penalty kick on this?

And, I wish the focus was better, but this is the game-winner... Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy is airborne and the ball is in the back of the net (upper left of the picture).

That's all I have for now... See you soon...

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