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Played
August 11, 2012 8:40 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ E. Jurisevic‎
Attendance:‬ 20439‎
 
13′ Teal Bunbury
Nick DeLeon 23′
62′ Graham Zusi
 

Sporting Kansas City 2-1 D.C. United: No Open Cup hangover for SKC

Sporting Kansas City kept its place atop the Eastern Conference table with a 2-1 win over D.C. United.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City; Chris Pontius, D.C. United; MLS
Ed Zurga
Sporting Kansas City avoided any U.S. Open Cup hangover by beating D.C. United 2-1 on Saturday night. On Wednesday, SKC had won the Open Cup in penalties over Seattle Sounders FC.

The host side opened the scoring early. Teal Bunbury zigzagged through the defense, losing marker Chris Pontius, and jumped away from goal to redirect a Graham Zusi corner on net.

The equalizer came 10 minutes later. Andy Najar lifted a ball into the box. Nick DeLeon looked like he'd lost it but a lunge managed to scramble it in the goal.

The eventual winner came an hour into the match. A Kei Kamara cross filtered through to the back post where no United defender had bothered to pick up Zusi. The U.S. international five-holed Bill Hamid for the go-ahead tally.

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Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
-
Neven Markovic
Defender
 - 
78
 - 
6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
88′
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
62′ 90′
 - 
-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
2′ 84′
 - 
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R. Espinoza
Midfielder
 - 
10
Teal Bunbury
Striker
13′
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker
 - 

D.C. United

 - 
28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
 - 
14
 - 
-
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
Kurt Morsink
Midfielder
 - 
27
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
 - 
14
A. Najar
Midfielder
 - 
14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
23′
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
23
Long Tan
Striker
71′

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
7
 - 
-
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
89′
 - 
17
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
81′
 - 
55
 - 
24
Lewis Neal
Midfielder
 - 
-
Josh Wolff
Striker
71′

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Coach/Manager

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  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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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