Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City maintained its perfect
start to the 2012 Major League Soccer season on Saturday as it held on for a
1-0 win over the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy at Livestrong Sporting
Kei Kamara scored the lone goal of the match, nodding home the winner five
minutes before halftime to see Sporting set the pace in MLS with a fifth
Chance Meyers had nearly put the home side in front after 25 minutes when he
lashed a one-time shot toward the bottom corner of the net, but Galaxy
goalkeeper Josh Saunders produced a fine save to keep Kansas City off the
There was nothing Saunders could in the 40th minute though, as Kamara
capitalized on some poor marking from the Galaxy defense to give Sporting the
Bobby Convey delivered a pinpoint cross to the far side and Kamara timed his
run to perfection as his open header was placed just inside the post with
power and precision.
The result gives Sporting, which is one of only two MLS sides without a loss
this term, 15 points on the season. Los Angeles, meanwhile, is reeling after a
superb 2011 season. The Galaxy have taken just three points from their opening
Sporting (5-0-0) will look to preserve its winning streak in its next outing.
The club's tricky run of fixtures continues with a home tilt against Real Salt
Lake on April 14.
Los Angeles (1-3-0) returns to action at The Home Depot Center against the
Portland Timbers next Saturday.