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April 5, 2013 8:45 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 18988‎
 
 

Sporting Kansas City 1-0 D.C. United: Claudio Bieler finally breaks through

With SKC fearing its pressure might not pay off, Designated Player Claudio Bieler popped up in the 89th minute to score.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Claudio Bieler, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
Al Messerschmidt
Sporting Kansas City's persistent pressure finally paid off in a 1-0 home win over D.C. United on Friday.

Claudio Bieler scored 89th minute. Soony Saad intercepted a weak pass by Marcos Sánchez, nutmegged Marcelo Saragosa, and laid a low cross into the box. Bieler turned it past Bill Hamid for his fourth goal in six games.

The host side had created the better chances. Sporting KC held over 60 percent of possession and fired off 14 shots to D.C.'s four. Kansas City also crossed 22 times from open play. United crossed twice.


Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
Chance Myers
Defender
75′
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
 - 
78
 - 
6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
95′
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
10
Benny Feilhaber
Midfielder
84′
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
17′ 85′
 - 
16
 - 
17
C.J. Sapong
Striker
 - 

D.C. United

 - 
28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
72′
 - 
14
 - 
-
 - 
24
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
-
M. Sánchez
Midfielder
 - 
-
L. Pajoy
Striker
 - 
26
Rafael
Striker
31′ 66′

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
95′
 - 
24
 - 
19
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
84′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
 - 
3
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
 - 
55
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
 - 
11
C. Ruíz
Striker
72′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting Kansas City
4 1