MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at New York|
(Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Kansas City 2, New York 0
Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City scored twice in the span
of seven first-half minutes to earn a 2-0 win at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday,
ending Red Bull New York's unbeaten record at home this season.
C.J. Sapong opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Kei Kamara added a
second in the 19th minute to extend Sporting's lead atop the Eastern
Conference to four points, though the second-place Chicago Fire hold a game in
Kansas City (16-7-6) has managed 54 points through 29 games, extending its
unbeaten run to seven games. New York (14-8-7) remains third in the East on 49
points as it suffers its first loss since August 3.
Sporting was in front by the 12-minute mark when Graham Zusi's free kick
rattled the crossbar and bounced back into open play. Matt Besler collected
the loose ball and found Sapong in the center of the box, and the Sporting
striker swept his first-time effort past Bill Gaudette on the turn.
The lead was doubled shortly after when Zusi's inch-perfect corner kick was
nodded home by Kamara for his team-leading 12th goal of the season.
New York feverishly pushed to cut the deficit in half, but Sporting's defense
absorbed the pressure for the remainder of the match to come away with all
09/19 21:18:52 ET