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  • July 13, 2013
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 21126

Sporting Kansas City 3-0 Toronto FC: Saad leads KC atop East

Sporting Kansas City 3-0 Toronto FC: Saad leads KC atop East

Jamie Squire

Sporting Kansas City moved into first place in the Eastern Conference with a routine victory over lowly Toronto FC.

On a night when Toronto FC announced that its captain Darren O'Dea would be trasferred, the Reds went down a man and lost 3-0 to Sporting Kansas City in Missouri, with Soony Saad scoring a double and Claudio Bieler sealing the deal in the second half.

It took Sporting 21 minutes to find the opening goal as Saad sent a blistering strike towards goal from outside the box that beat TFC goalkeeper Joe Bendik to his right.

In the second half, Saad completed his brace as he banged home a rebound left by Bendik from a thumping Kei Kamara shot.

The Reds made matters worse for themselves as they were forced to play with a man down after Reggie Lambe was sent off for a violent tackle in the 56th minute.

Toronto had yet to lose a game by more than two goals this season, but Bieler made it 3-0 off an easy tap in following silky buildup play.

With the Impact losing 4-0 to the New York Red Bulls, the win against Toronto puts Kansas City into sole possession of first place in the Eastern conference with 33 points from 20 games played.