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July 13, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 21126‎
 
21′ Soony Saad
 
51′ Soony Saad
 
 

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

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

By Nick Sabetti

Kei Kamara, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
Jamie Squire
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.


Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
48′
 - 
7
Chance Myers
Defender
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
 - 
78
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
85′
 - 
10
Benny Feilhaber
Midfielder
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
21′ 51′ 81′
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-
Kei Kamara
Striker
 - 

Toronto FC

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12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
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6
 - 
13
 - 
2
 - 
20
Darel Russell
Midfielder
 - 
19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
56′
 - 
15
Matías Laba
Midfielder
78′
 - 
10
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
33

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
4
Kevin Ellis
Defender
 - 
10
 - 
14
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
81′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
46′
 - 
28
Mark Bloom
Defender
 - 
-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
78′
 - 
-
 - 
17
 - 
32

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