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August 3, 2013 6:54 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 21304‎
 

Sporting Kansas City 2-3 New York Red Bulls: Red Bulls take control in East

Jonny Steele and Lloyd Sam each notched a goal and an assist as the Red Bulls surged to first in the Eastern Conference.

Mike Petke, New York Red Bulls, MLS
Mike Stobe
Sporting Kansas City was knocked off its perch atop the MLS Eastern Conference by the New York Red Bulls. The visitors claimed a 3-2 win at Sporting Park and usurped the top spot.

New York claimed the advantage in the 27th minute through Jonny Steele. Latching onto Dax McCarty's through ball, he cut inside and behind the Sporting defense, finishing with a powerful strike past Jimmy Nielsen.

Kei Kamara equalized just before halftime. Soony Saad's close header was parried by Luis Robles' fine reflex save, but he didn't hold it, allowing Kamara to do the easy work and stick it in from point blank range.

The Red Bulls stepped up a gear after halftime. Fabian Espidola bagged a goal off an assist from Lloyd Sam in the 63rd minute, and Sam went from creator to capitalizer six minutes later to make it 3-1 with a counterattacking goal, this time with Steele providing the assist following some fine distribution from Robles.

Kansas City managed a late second, with Dom Dwyer heading in Kamara's cross, but it wasn't enough to overturn the decision.

It wasn't all roses for New York though, as head coach Mike Petke was ejected late in stoppage time.

The result is the second straight loss for KC, while NY extends its unbeaten run to four games.


Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
Chance Myers
Defender
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
 - 
78
 - 
10
Benny Feilhaber
Midfielder
80′
 - 
19
Peterson Joseph
Midfielder
36′ 93′
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker
45′
 - 

New York Red Bulls

 - 
31
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
 - 
32
 - 
4
 - 
-
 - 
7
R. Miller
Defender
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
60′
 - 
22
 - 
26
 - 
9
 - 
14

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
93′
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
24
 - 
10
 - 
14
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Ryan Meara
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
 - 
27
 - 
10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
60′ 69′ 87′
 - 
13
Marius Obekop
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
8

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • 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