For the first 70 minutes of tonight's Sporting Kansas City match with the Montreal Impact, it seemed like the home side was content to let Montreal do their scoring for them. While Aurelien Collin celebrated the tally in the 31st minute, it was actually an own goal off the head of midfielder Calum Mallace.
That changed in the 71st minute when Collin got to celebrate a goal he did score, a real turf-burner that sneaked past Perkins to double Sporting KC's lead.
Three minutes later, Dom Dwyer nets the third. Jacob Peterson put a low cross in from the right wing that Collin said in the locker room he made a dummy run on before Dwyer popped it in. Personally, I think he messed up the backheel, but I'll give the MLS Cup MVP the benefit of the doubt.
Then three minutes from full time, Dwyer topped off the scoring. Graham Zusi played in an inch-perfect cross to Dwyer in the penalty area. All Dwyer had to do was make contact to get the ball to go in, made more impressive by the fact that he was airborne and falling away from the ball.
It was good to see the effort Sporting KC put in tonight. The game seemed to get off to a sluggish start, and it seemed like Sporting KC was knocking the rust off after not playing for two weeks, but after some halftime adjustments, it seemed like they were firing on all cylinders. When you end up with more than sixty percent of the possession, you probably did something right.
Next up for the club is a road match in the cavernous Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Revolution. It will mark the first match for Teal Bunbury against his old club following the offseason trade. Kickoff is set for 6:30 CDT.
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