It was a wild day in Major League Soccer.
First, New York City FC broke their duck at Red Bull arena, alerting its cross-river rivals the Red Bulls that the new kid in town is no longer going to be bullied.
Then you had the case of one player talking the referee out of sending an opponent off just because he didn't feel like the foul warranted a red card in the Philadelphia Union's win over D.C. United.
David Accam was on another level tonight. pic.twitter.com/kFhYWtBC9f— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 25, 2017
This will be a night for SKC defender Ike Opara to remember, and one Galaxy goalkeeper Clement Diop will want to forget.
Let's start with Diop's first mistake.
Roger Espinoza's shot is nice enough, but there's no reason not to make that save.
Then, to make matters worse, Opara did this.
You don't often see a center back doing stuff like that.
Kansas City took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to those two goals, but a furious scramble in front of goal saw the Galaxy pull one back in the second half through Dave Romney despite a couple of massive saves from Tim Melia.
Sporting held on for the 2-1 win, extending their lead at the top of the Western Conference.