MLS Game Summary - Columbus at Kansas City|
(Saturday, June 29, 2013)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Kansas City 3, Columbus 2
Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Kei Kamara's goal 10 minutes from time
allowed Sporting Kansas City to snap a four-game winless run by claiming a 3-2
victory over the Columbus Crew at Sporting Park on Saturday.
Kamara netted the opening goal in the match in the 34th minute before a wild
start to the second half saw the teams combine for three goals in the span of
Jairo Arrieta briefly leveled the contest in the 48th, but Claudio Bieler
answered right back for Sporting in the 50th.
Dominic Oduro brought Columbus back to level terms in the 53rd, but Kamara
popped up in the right spot 10 minutes from time to move Kansas City to within
two points of Eastern Conference leaders Montreal.
Soony Saad set up Kamara's first tally with a long ball that the forward
brought down inside the box and fired past goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum with his
Arrieta's nice individual effort shortly after the break evened things at 1-1
as he carried the ball to the edge of the penalty area and danced past a
defender before slotting his shot past goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.
A deflected cross from Chance Myers a few minutes later allowed Bieler to
score on the half-volley, restoring Sporting's lead.
Seth Sinovic handed the goal back in the 53rd with a poor backpass that was
cut out by Oduro, who rounded Nielsen and rolled in the equalizer.
But the Crew was unable to keep hold of a point as the defense failed to deal
with a cross from Kevin Ellis, allowing Bieler to knock down the clearing
attempt and give Kamara a simple finish from eight yards.
The result hands Columbus its third defeat in the last four games.
06/29 22:35:04 ET