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Played
June 29, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 20128‎
 
34′ Kei Kamara
J. Arrieta 48′
80′ Kei Kamara
 

Sporting Kansas City 3-2 Columbus Crew: Kei Kamara double seals back-and-forth match

The Crew and Sporting KC traded goals back and forth until Kei Kamara notched the winner in the 80th minute.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Kei Kamara, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
Jamie Squire
Two Kei Kamara goals helped settle a 3-2 game against the Columbus Crew in Sporting Kansas City's favor.

After half an hour, Soony Saad hung a long, dragging cross to the opposite flank. Kamara darted away from his makers and pulled the ball out of the air with the outside of his right foot. His left boot drilled a shot into the corner of the net past the onrushing Andy Gruenebaum.

Minutes into the second half, Jairo Arrieta went on a long run, taking on several defenders before tucking home from a tight angle.

Parity remained for two minutes. A Chance Myers cross took a deflection on its way to the top of the box. Claudio Bieler swung his leg at shoulder-height to volley it home.

Again, just minutes later, the Crew hit back. After Columbus cleared out of the box, Federico Higuain played the ball forward. Seth Sinovic intercepted and attempted to lay off the ball to his goalkeeper, but Dominic Oduro zipped ahead to steal the ball and round Jimmy Nielsen for a tap in.

Bieler stuck his head in front of a Crew clearance with 10 minutes remaining in the match and the ball fell kindly. All Kamara had to do was tuck it under Gruenebaum for the winner.


Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
Chance Myers
Defender
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
62′
 - 
78
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
90′
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker
34′ 80′
 - 

Columbus Crew

 - 
30
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
67′
 - 
3
 - 
-
 - 
14
 - 
21
Chad Barson
Defender
89′
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
81′
 - 
23
Kevan George
Midfielder
70′
 - 
8
 - 
19
J. Arrieta
Striker
48′
 - 
10

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
90′
 - 
4
Kevin Ellis
Defender
62′
 - 
10
 - 
10
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
75′
 - 
18

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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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