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September 7, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ J. Rivero‎
Attendance:‬ 19211‎
 
7′ (PG) Claudio Bieler
 
41′ Soony Saad
 
55′ C.J. Sapong
 

Sporting Kansas City 3-0 Columbus Crew: Sporting goes on top with comprehensive win

The Crew had no reply for a trio of Kansas City goals as Sporting took the top spot in the East.

By Keith Hickey

Claudio Bieler, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
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Sporting Kansas City moved up to first place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 win against the Columbus Crew.

Sporting's Benny Feilhaber won a penalty in the sixth minute. Receiving the ball from a short corner, the World Cup veteran dribbled into the box and was tripped by Columbus' Will Trapp. Striker Claudio Bieler stepped up to send Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson the wrong way and make it 1-0.

It was Bieler's defensive work that caused the next goal. His pressure forced Chad Barson into coughing up the ball in midfield. Paulo Nagamura collected and passed back to Bieler, who picked out Soony Saad to score from the left flank.

Sporting grabbed a third in the 55th minute, when C.J. Sapong flicked in a no-look header from Oriol Rosell's cross.

The Wizards are now three points ahead of Montreal in the race for first seed, but the Impact have a full three games in hand. Columbus is now five points back of the final playoff spot.


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1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
31Josh GardnerMidfielder
16Claudio BielerStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
4Kevin EllisDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
12Mikey LopezMidfielder
94J. MedrandaStriker
10Teal BunburyStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
21Chad BarsonDefender
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
20William TrappMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
26Ryan FinleyStriker
-Daniel WithrowGoalkeeper
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
24A. VianaDefender
17Ben SpeasStriker
19J. ArrietaStriker
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