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MLS Game Summary - Montreal at Kansas City



(Saturday, May 5, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Montreal 2, Kansas City 0

Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City had two weeks to prepare for its match on Saturday against the Montreal Impact, but it didn't appear to help as the Canadian side handed Sporting a 2-0 defeat at Livestrong Sporting Park.

After winning its first seven games to start the MLS season, Sporting has lost two straight, while Montreal has started to find its footing having earned seven points from its last three matches.

The home side created more chances in the first half with Graham Zusi testing Montreal goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts twice before the Impact hit back on the half-hour mark.

Felipe Martins provided the moment of class that Montreal needed as he took possession of the ball 35 yards from goal, and after taking a touch, lashed a shot past goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen from 30 yards.

It was the only shot on goal that Montreal had in the first half, and Kansas City continued to pressure after the break with Matt Besler heading over the net from inside the six-yard box while Kei Kamara's header also went close.

But much like the first half, Montreal hit back with one opportunity as Lamar Neagle got into the penalty area and was brought down by Aurelien Collin.

Patrice Bernier stepped to the spot and sent Nielsen the wrong way, doubling Montreal's lead with under 30 minutes to play.

Sporting continued to pressure the Impact net but its night was summed up in the 90th minute when Collin sent a header off the crossbar.

05/05 22:41:41 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
11th
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Half
PIT 0
CAR 3
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
5th
BAL 2
TAM 4
 
8th
NYM 1
ATL 3
 
3rd
CWS 0
CLE 1
 
3rd
KAN 2
MIN 2
 
3rd
HOU 0
TEX 2
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
4th
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
 
3rd
LAMON 0
WAKE 10
 
2nd
MISS 7
BSU 3
 
2nd
TULSA 0
TULA 14
 
9:15pm Tonight
VANDY
TEMPL
10:00pm Tonight
WASU
RUTG
10:30pm Tonight
ARST
WEBER
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
3rd
BUF 0
DET 17
 
4th
CIN 21
IND 0
 
3rd
GBP 20
KAN 7
 
3rd
PHI 16
NYJ 7
 
3rd
MIA 0
STL 13
 
Half
PIT 0
CAR 3
 
Half
NYG 10
NEP 10
 
3rd
TAM 0
WAS 10
 
2nd
NOS 10
BAL 13
 
2nd
CLE 7
CHI 13
 
2nd
DAL 3
DEN 7
 
2nd
TEN 0
MIN 13
 
2nd
HOU 6
SFX 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
SDC
ARI
10:00pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
11th
NOR 3
DUR 5