On May 22nd, Sporting KC were basement dwellers in the Eastern Conference of MLS. Not only were they bottom of the table for the conference, they had the fewest points of any team in the league. Turns out they were only squatters for a while. With today's 3-0 win over Houston, the club moves into first place, ahead of Columbus by virtue of a better goal differential.
Forward Teal Bunbury opened the scoring in the ninth minute, putting a ball from midfielder Graham Zusi in the back of the net. Bunbury also scored in the 73rd minute, this time with an assist from defender Julio Cesar. Rookie of the Year candidate CJ Sapong collected his fourth goal of the season in the 79th minute. Graham Zusi and Kei Kamara were credited with the assists.
Aside from the early goal, Houston manager Dominic Kinnear said the main difference between the sides was the 64th minute red card given to his Honduran forward Carlo Costly. Costly was given the early shower after a dangerous tackle on Sporting's Chance Myers. Myers, who will have an x-ray on Monday, was substituted in the 78th minute as a precaution.
I'll have to get pics up later as I need to get to work. That's all for now. See you soon.
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