MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at Montreal|
(Saturday, July 12, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Kansas City 2, Montreal 1
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Dominic Dwyer continued his scoring tear on
Saturday with a pair of goals, including the winning tally in the 89th minute,
of a 2-1 win for Sporting Kansas City over the Montreal Impact at the Stade
Dwyer opened the scoring after just four minutes for Sporting, but Montreal
answered through Marco Di Vaio shortly before the half-hour mark.
But with the match seemingly headed for a draw, Sporting forward C.J. Sapong
pressured the Montreal defense into a turnover which led to Dwyer's 14th goal
of the campaign to win the match for Kansas City.
Sporting has earned 10 points from its last four matches to close to within
two points of Eastern Conference leading D.C. United, while Montreal lost for
the second straight time.
A long throw-in from Matt Besler set up Dwyer's goal as the ball was launched
into the penalty area for Dwyer to head home past goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
Di Vaio came back with a goal of his own in the 28th as Justin Mapp nodded the
ball back into the path of the forward so he could head it past Andy
Gruenebaum in the Sporting net.
Gruenebaum produced a nice stop on Felipe Martins to keep the match level,
while Perkins kept his side on level terms in the 60th minute with a fine one-
handed stop on Toni Dovale, who redirected a low cross from Jacob Peterson on
The difference came in the closing minutes as Sapong's pressure led to a
turnover in Montreal's defensive third, leaving Perkins out of position and
unable to stop Dwyer's effort.
07/12 21:40:47 ET