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Played
May 5, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 18811‎
 
 
57′ (PG) Claudio Bieler
 
65′ Graham Zusi
 
87′ C.J. Sapong
 

Sporting Kansas City 4-0 Chivas USA: Bieler brace leads KC to easy win

The club's new Designated Player is proving his worth, as he notched his fifth and sixth goals of the season.

By Seth Vertelney

Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
Jamie Squire
Claudio Bieler's brace led Sporting Kansas City to an easy 4-0 win against 10-man Chivas USA at Sporting Park on Sunday.

Bieler opened the scoring after a series of errors in the Chivas USA defense presented the ball to Graham Zusi, who slotted Bieler in behind the defense. The Argentine calmly cut past Dan Kennedy before finishing.

The home side took full control after a game changing incident in the 54th minute.

Zusi played a perfect through ball to Paulo Nagamura, who ran across Kennedy and went down with what appeared to be minimal contact. Referee Baldomero Toledo pointed to the spot though, and sent Kennedy off for being the last defender. Bieler stepped up and buried the penalty past replacement keeper Patrick McLain.

Just minutes later, Sporting KC added a third when Zusi finished from close range after a cross from the left flank by Josh Gardner. The home side wasn't done though, as C.J. Sapong's one-timer off a Mechack Jerome cross provided the fourth and final goal late in the match.

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Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
 - 
24
Meshack Jerome
Defender
 - 
78
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
65′ 68′
 - 
19
Peterson Joseph
Midfielder
 - 
6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
58′ 76′
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
61′
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Chivas USA

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1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
55′
 - 
2
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
5
 - 
19
 - 
-
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
 - 
-
J. Rivera
Striker
56′
 - 
7
 - 
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J. Morales
Striker
26′

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Kevin Ellis
Defender
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
10
 - 
12
Mikey Lopez
Midfielder
 - 
31
 - 
17
 - 

Substitutes

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Patrick McLain
Goalkeeper
56′
 - 
25
Steve Purdy
Defender
 - 
51
M. Bolaños
Midfielder
46′
 - 
18
Josue Soto
Midfielder
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
46′ 74′
 - 
-
Marvin Iraheta
Midfielder
 - 
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
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  • 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
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2