Sporting KC road win streak snapped at five

Peter Vermes' men turned in a poor performance in Vancouver, halting their away win streak at five.

Sporting Kansas City’s bid to tie the MLS post shootout-era record for most consecutive road wins fell short Sunday, as Peter Vermes’ men fell 2-0 at the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The team was looking to equal the San Jose Earthquakes, who won six consecutive road matches in 2005.

The Eastern Conference leaders came into the match with five straight road wins, and were unbeaten in eight league games. Both streaks were snapped at BC Place, as a first-half own goal by Igor Juliao and a Darren Mattocks strike were enough for the home side.

Despite the loss, Sporting KC remained in first place in the Eastern Conference, while Vancouver inched into the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.