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Played
June 1, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 19470‎
 
45+4′ (PG) Claudio Bieler
Sanna Nyassi 47′
 

Sporting Kansas City 1-2 Montreal Impact: 10-man Impact come from behind

Despite losing Alessandro Nesta to a red card, the Impact held on to earn three points in Kansas City.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Alessandro Nesta, Montreal Impact, MLS
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The Montreal Impact came from behind to beat Sporting Kansas City, 2-1.

The match broke open with three goals clusted around halftime. In first-half stoppage time, Alessandro Nesta dragged down Claudio Bieler at the edge of the box. Bieler stepped up and drilled the penalty low to the goalkeeper's right. The goal marked the Argentine's seventh of the season.

Two minutes into the second half, Montreal equalized. A corner fell to the top of the box, where Sanna Nyassi smashed it back into the goal.

Shortly after, the Impact moved ahead. Kansas City failed to clear its lines three times and the ball fell to Collen Warner in the box. Warner slotted past Jimmy Nielsen.

With a quarter of an hour remaining in the match, Bieler caught Nesta while the Italian was on the ground. Nesta jumped up and headbutted Bieler, earning a straight red.

Montreal held on to earn the three road points and go top of the Eastern Conference.


Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
52′
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
85′
 - 
24
Meshack Jerome
Defender
46′
 - 
78
 - 
6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
77′
 - 
19
Peterson Joseph
Midfielder
62′
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
 - 

Montreal Impact

 - 
1
Troy Perkins
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
 - 
13
 - 
13
 - 
-
 - 
7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
77′
 - 
8
 - 
11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
47′
 - 
18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
53′
 - 
21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
69′ 73′
 - 
9

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
4
Kevin Ellis
Defender
 - 
10
 - 
31
 - 
-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
30
Evan Bush
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
77′
 - 
19
Blake Smith
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
55
 - 
15
 - 
33
A. Wenger
Striker
89′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
  • 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
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1