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October 23, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
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Sporting Kansas City 0-0 CD Olimpia: MLS side advances to Champions League quarterfinals

Peter Vermes' club dominated its Honduran opponent and, despite settling for the draw at home, did enough to win Group 2.

By Thomas Floyd

Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
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Sporting Kansas City may have settled for a draw at home against an opponent it thoroughly dominated Wednesday, but the MLS side will advance to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals all the same.

Needing just a tie to win Group 2, Kansas City (2-0-2) played to a 0-0 draw with Honduras' CD Olimpia (2-1-1) at Sporting Park. By topping the three-team group, Kansas City secured passage to next spring's knockout stage.

The MLS side controlled the match from beginning to end, seizing nearly 70 percent of the possession. Kansas City came close to taking the lead in the 29th minute, but Olimpia goalkeeper Noel Valladares got down to deny Jacob Peterson's header with a fine save.

Sporting thought it had gotten that elusive goal nine minutes after halftime when Graham Zusi put the ball in the back of the net. But the strike was called back on a tight offside call.

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Sporting Kansas City

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
Chance Myers
Defender
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
 - 
78
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
 - 
17
C.J. Sapong
Striker
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
91′
 - 
10
Teal Bunbury
Striker
40′ 79′
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Deportivo Olimpia

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-
N. Valladares
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
4
 - 
-
 - 
-
N. Medina
Defender
61′
 - 
-
C. Mejía
Midfielder
39′
 - 
-
I. Reyna
Midfielder
 - 
-
H. Córdoba
Midfielder
 - 
25
J. Portillo
Midfielder
 - 
8
R. Padilla
Midfielder
79′
 - 
11
A. Lozano
Striker
87′

Substitutes

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
10
 - 
31
 - 
14
 - 
16
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
28
 - 
-
J. Fonseca
Defender
 - 
-
F. Trejo
Defender
 - 
5
 - 
-
M. Acevedo
Midfielder
 - 
21
R. Rojas
Striker
79′
 - 
-
Ramiro Bruschi
Midfielder
87′

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
Group 1 Matchday 6
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
Striker
Toluca
7 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
5 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0