Sporting Kansas City Pre Game: Montreal Impact


Sporting Kansas City are back in action Saturday as they are all primed for the match up against the Montreal Impact. This will be the third time that Sporting KC and the Montreal Impact have met so far this season.

Who: Sporting Kansas City at Montreal Impact

When: July 12th, 2014 at 6:30 PM CDT

Where: Montreal, Quebec

Streams: KMCI (38 The Spot), SKCTV, MLS Live

Radio: 810 AM WHB, La Gran D 1340 AM

Sporting KC currently sit second in the Eastern Conference standings with 26 points in 17 games played. They trail D.C. United who following their win against the San Jose Earthquakes Friday night have 31 points in 18 games played.

Montreal are currently at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with 14 points in 16 games played. Montreal only have 3 wins this season but all 3 of those wins came in their last 6 games.

April 19th, 2014 at Kansas City

The first match-up between Sporting KC and Montreal this season took place in Kansas City on April 19th, 2014.

Sporting KC were the first to capitalize midway through the first half when Matt Besler sent a long throw to the near post that Aurelien Collin and Lawrence Olum rose up to try to flick on to goal, but Montreal Midfielder Callum Mallace was able to get in front of Collin and Olum and got his head to the ball, but in doing so he sent a floating ball over his own Goal Keepers’ head and into the goal at the far post for an own goal that put Sporting KC up 1-0 in the 31st minute.

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Sporting KC added an insurance goal midway through the second half that all started with another long throw in by Matt Besler. Besler launched the ball into the box and it met Dom Dwyer at the near post, Dwyer tried to dribble through traffic but was dispossessed and Olum kicked the ball out to Collin who was waiting at the edge of the box. Collin never took a touch and just drilled a ball just inside the near post that just snuck past the diving Montreal Goal Keeper Troy Perkins to give Sporting KC the 2-0 lead in the 71st minute.

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Sporting KC added to their lead just a few minutes later when Jacob Peterson sent a ball rolling across goal from the right flank and Collin stepped over the ball to let it through to Dwyer who slid in and put in the ball in the net to give Sporting KC the 3-0 lead in the 74th minute.

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Sporting KC added to their lead and Dwyer was able to cap off his night when Graham Zusi curled a ball towards Dwyer at the far post, Dwyer headed the ball back across and into goal at the opposite post to complete his brace and give Sporting KC the 4-0 lead in the 86th minute.

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That would be the end of the scoring in the first match up between Sporting KC and Montreal. Sporting KC got an important 3 points at home and Montreal could just write this one in as an away loss and circle Sporting KC on their calender to try to get revenge for the 4-0 beating in Kansas City.

May 10th, 2014 at Montreal

Montreal surely determined that things would be different this time would get their chance at revenge against Sporting KC at home in Montreal on May 10th, 2014.

Disaster came early for Montreal when Matt Besler sent a long throw into the box former Sporting KC Midfielder Oriol Rosell attempted to direct the ball into goal but Montreal Midfielder Collen Warner was laying right in front of goal and used his arm to keep the ball from rolling into goal. The referee whistled the foul and awarded Sporting KC a penalty kick and maybe more importantly issued Warner a red card which meant Montreal had the play the remaining 73+ minutes with only ten men.

Dwyer stood over the PK and as cool as you like slotted it into the left of goal past a diving Troy Perkins to give Sporting KC the 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.

Sporting KC was able to add the always important insurance goal when Chance Myers caught up with a ball down the right wing and sent a rolling ball that made it all the way across goal to Paulo Nagamura. Nagamura was able to kick the ball back across and into goal at the opposite post to give him his first goal of the season and sporting KC the 2-0 lead in the 34th minute.

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Sporting KC was able to get their third goal of the game when Toni Dovale sent a through ball to Dom Dwyer down the center of the pitch and Dwyer took one touch then fired it into goal to give Sporting KC the 3-0 lead in the 64th minute.

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Sporting KC completed their second shutout in as many games against Montreal and Dwyer also was able to bag a brace in both games. Sporting KC will look to complete their season sweep of Montreal on Saturday.


Sporting KC Goal Keeper Eric Kronberg will miss approximately two months with a fractured fourth metacarpal bone on his left hand.

Sporting KC announced the signing of Midfielder Michael Kafari on Tuesday.

Graham Zusi made his return last Sunday against the Chicago Fire following his World Cup duties. Zusi was subbed on to a standing ovation at Sporting Park midway through the second half.

Matt Besler and Graham Zusi are both expected to be available Saturday against Montreal.

Dom Dwyer drew World wide attention including from ESPN for his selfie celebration following his goal against Chicago.

Sporting KC CEO Robb Heineman answered fans questions on the Sporting KC Youtube page in what they are calling the fan forum.

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