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Played
July 14, 2012 7:40 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ E. Jurisevic‎
Attendance:‬ 17588‎
 
 
 
Teal Bunbury 82′

Columbus Crew 0-2 Sporting Kansas City: SKC sinks the fangs in

Just a few days after progressing to the final of the U.S. Open Cup, Kansas City went on the road and claimed three points against Columbus.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Emilio Renteria, Columbus Crew; Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City; MLS
Jamie Sabau
Sporting Kansas City ransacked Columbus for three points. The Crew held nearly 62 percent of possession and only faced two shots on target, but still lost 2-0.

Heading into the game, these two teams had conceded the least in MLS this year - 17 goals each.

The first goal was created by Peterson Joseph and finished by Jacob Peterson in the sixth minute. Joseph slipped the ball through the Crew defense with a slick pass from the outside of his foot. Peterson only had to tuck his shot past Andy Gruenebaum.

Kei Kamara, wearing a vampire-fang mouth guard, created the second near the close of the match. American international Teal Bunbury finished it to ice the result.

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Columbus Crew

30
Andy Gruenebaum
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Josh Williams
Defender
80′
 - 
14
Chad Marshall
Defender
 - 
16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
76′
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
9′
 - 
33
Chris Birchall
Midfielder
83′
 - 
12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
 - 
9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
 - 
20
E. Rentería
Striker
69′
 - 
19
J. Arrieta
Striker
61′
 - 

Sporting Kansas City

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1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
 - 
15
 - 
78
 - 
6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
69′
 - 
-
R. Espinoza
Midfielder
 - 
19
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
52′
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
7′ 38′

Substitutes

28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
 - 
-
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
61′
 - 
12
 - 
23
Kevan George
Midfielder
 - 
-
O. Vargas
Striker
80′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
71′
 - 
10
 - 
17

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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