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  • November 2, 2011
  • • 8:05 PM
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 18565

Sporting KC win Aggregate 4 - 0

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 5'
    Just a couple moments left in this match. Hope you all enjoyed reading along. Not the best of matches. It was always going to be a tough night for Colorado, too many injuries to overcome. SKC looks a real contender for the tittle now.
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card Sanna Nyassi
  • 90' + 3'
    Nyassi just put in a terrible tackle. Should have been sent off probably, given the stage of the match and what looked like clear intent to do some damage.
  • 90' + 1'
    Five minutes added on. I'm sure both sets of players are ready for it to be over.
  • 90'
    Good, professional showing from SKC. Not a ton of quality, but a job well done in what was a rough match in terms of playing conditions and the physicality of the opponent. Should be drawing close to the end.
  • 88'
    Eyes from this match will turn to Houston tomorrow night to see who will face Sporting in the next round. Good match there. Make sure to check in for live commentary from the stadium on that one, and stay here with for live commentary of Seattle and Real Salt Lake coming up next.
  • 87'
    Substitution Teal Bunbury Soony Saad
  • 86'
    More fouls. Another free kick for SKC. Sapong is going to come out.
  • 85'
    Corner for Colorado.
  • 82'
    Not much time left in Colorado's season. SKC still well in control and up 4-0 on aggregate.
  • 80'
    Substitution Ross LaBauex Edward Kwame Ababio
  • 80'
    LaBauex drags a shot wide of the mark, and that'll be his last action for the night.
  • 78'
    Substitution Julio César Birahim Diop
  • 78'
    And if there was any doubt left, there should be none now. Sporting will be heading for the conference final.
  • 76'
    Goal C.J. Sapong
    Another foul, another card, and another goal for SKC. All related. What a great header from Sapong from Zusi's delivery.
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Brian Mullan
  • 74'
    Give Kandji credit for some really good hold up play there.
  • 73'
    Hopeful shot from Kandji.
  • 72'
    Rapids, when holding possession, are knocking it backwards more often than not. Ideas going forward seem to be at a premium.
  • 70'
    Sapong just set the table for Zusi with a great ball, and the midfielder can't control it. Let's it skip off him out of play.
  • 68'
    And after considerable time spent picking a taker, Nyassi puts it well over the bar.
  • 67'
    There's an odd one. Zusi just tried to clear a ball and hit himself in the hand. Free kick for Colorado in a good spot.
  • 65'
    Yellow Card Davy Arnaud
  • 65'
    Arnaud just earned a yellow. Another hard foul. This game may end up passing out injuries like the first match did.
  • 64'
    Rapids struggling to get the ball clear of danger. Another foul called, another set play.
  • 62'
    Rapids look totally overmatched right now. No real answers for SKC's pace. Well Thompson just put in another tough tackle.
  • 61'
    Sapong played through by Zusi. Nice ball, taking him away from goal a bit on his right, got the shot on goal but Pickens beat it away.
  • 60'
    SKC with a free kick in a dangerous spot. Bunbury is starting to be a real pest.
  • 58'
    More chances for SKC. Dangerous on every set play.
  • 57'
    Kamara in down the right, has a go that has to be pushed wide for a corner.
  • 56'
    Substitution Nane Macoumba Kandji
  • 56'
    Collin just had another look at goal with his head. Missed it wide.
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Miguel Comminges
  • 54'
    Nyassi has a go. not a terrible shot. It's something at least.
  • 53'
    And there's about the third time Colorado has gone from its attacking third all the way back to Pickens.
  • 52'
    Colorado, to its credit, is having a good spell on the ball, knocking it around somewhat confidently. And as that is said, Bunbury is almost sprung in on Pickens.
  • 50'
    Decent attacking move from SKC. Kamara is played in by Bunbury, then lifts it to the back post. Sapong couldn't bring it down.
  • 49'
    Sapong is up on his feet now, moving around. That's positive.
  • 47'
    To finish the earlier thought, Amarikwa is on for Cummings, Arnaud for Espinoza.
  • 46'
    Substitution R. Espinoza Davy Arnaud
  • 46'
    Substitution Omar Cummings Quincy Amarikwa
  • 46'
    Sapong went for the spectacular while we were in the middle of that comment. Down on the pitch now. Might have taken a bang to the head. Not good news for SKC.
  • 46'
    Both sides making changes to the team. Cummings is out for Colorado.
  • 45' + 3'
    Yellow Card Julio César
  • 45' + 3'
    Colorado did just make SKC work, with a flicked on free kick bouncing in front of goal, but once again it was easily taken and the match goes to the break with Sporting up 1-0 on the night, 3-0 for the tie.
  • 45' + 2'
    SKC confidently moving the ball and keeping the match at what seems to be a comfortable pace.
  • 45'
    3-0 aggregate lead for Sporting, not much time left in the first half. Colorado is going to have 45 minutes to score three. Just don't see much of a way for that to happen.
  • 44'
    Colorado is really up against it. Not many signs of life in this first half. A lot of sloppy passing and SKC is really controlling the game.
  • 42'
    Sporting actually still with the ball. Colorado is struggling to get it clear.
  • 40'
    SKC with another ball in, still putting on some pressure despite the dominating scoreline.
  • 37'
    Nyassi finally broke in behind and nearly got on the end of a ball in. Colorado starting to attack more, still not working many good chances.
  • 35'
    Yellow Card R. Espinoza
    Another card coming out, this one going against SKC. Late foul, and the ref seems to have had enough of the cheap knocks.
  • 33'
    Best chance of the night for Colorado and it's no more than a half chance. Nyassi's shot was deflected and easily collected.
  • 31'
    Too much over the top play from Colorado, not really having any luck with it. SKC back on the attack.
  • 29'
    That should just about put this to bed. SKC now holding the 3-0 advantage on aggregate, and that one came out of very little. Colorado has barely had an attack, not sure how they plan on getting back in this.
  • 28'
    Goal Aurellien Collin
    GOAL!!!! After the foul that drew the card, Zusi floats in a ball and Collin is there to nod it home past Pickens.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card Nane
    There is a chippy feel about this one. Some tough tackles coming in. First card just came out on Nane, well deserved.
  • 25'
    Possession is switching back in forth so rapidly it's hard to keep you up to date. Most of the match is in the midfield, SKC getting the better of it and pushing forward with numbers more often.
  • 22'
    Zusi breaking forward, draws a foul. Not the best spot, but a good angle for delivery.
  • 21'
    Sapong tried to get to the endline there and put a cross in. Nice run by the rookie but the final ball wasn't there.
  • 20'
    Colorado did well to hold it there for a minute. Looked frantic in doing it though. Every pass seems to be a challenge right now.
  • 18'
    SKC starting to take some control of the match. More pressure now, and Wynne pulls it away on the run for Colorado. Brought down by Kamara, good foul to slow any rush forward.
  • 16'
    Bunbury just got in behind and put a shot on goal from a bad angle. First touch moved away a bit, still got it under control but couldn't put it in a dangerous spot.
  • 14'
    Pickens called in to action, only to catch a ball in over the top, but still, a touch for the keeper.
  • 13'
    Foul called on Sapong. Good job by Wells Thompson to read the play and break it up.
  • 12'
    Ball still not moving around well. KC has it going forward now, with a throw, but the goals haven't been in much danger to this point.
  • 10'
    Good position for the free kick here. Direct shots are going to be a threat if they hit the turf.
  • 9'
    Colorado looked like it might be out on the break, but Cummings slowed it down and now it's gone all the way back to Pickens in the Rapids' goal.
  • 7'
    Colorado on the ball, trying to knock it around a little. Predictably sloppy match right now.
  • 5'
    Kansas City getting some pressure. The conditions are already having an impact a well. The ball is just dying off.
  • 3'
    Hard foul from Kamara early on. took a little shot himself before passing one back.
  • 2'
    Rapids win a quick corner kick, Nyassi to take.
  • 1'
    Colorado kicks off to open the match up and we're off and running.
  • Not a good night for football. Foggy, wet, field conditions could be an issue. Sapong, Bunbury and Kamara up top again for K.C. Bunbury netted both in the first match.
  • Welcome in. We've got the second leg of Sporting Kansas City's playoff tie with the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids come in battered and down 2-0 on aggregate, leaving a huge task ahead for today. Stick around as we bring you the action live.