Sporting KC top TFC in Mariner debut

Sporting KC top TFC in Mariner debut

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Sporting KC top TFC in Mariner debut


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Toronto FC may have a new head coach in Paul Mariner, but Sporting Kansas City made sure he got off to a losing start.

Sporting Kansas City ruined Mariner's debut match in charge of Toronto FC, picking up a 2-0 victory courtesy of first-half goals from C.J. Sapong and Julio Cesar at Livestrong Sporting Park on Saturday night. The result dropped Toronto to 1-10 on the year while Sporting KC moved into second place in the Eastern Conference at 9-3-1.

Sapong opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he got on the end off a cross from Jacob Peterson and one-timed a curling shot into the top corner of the net. Julio Cesar added the insurance goal 10 minutes before halftime, scoring his first of the season with a splendid volleyed effort off a corner kick.

Here are the match highlights:


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