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Sporting KC snaps skid with convincing win against FC Dallas

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting KC

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By SKYLAR ROLSTAD

After gaining only one point from five matches, Sporting Kansas City finally returned home to Sporting Park and rebounded in a big way against FC Dallas.

Benny Feilhaber scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season with a free kick and a penalty, and Dom Dwyer added another to seal the 3-1 win for Sporting.

Feilhaber’s first goal came from a free kick,┬ásending the ball into the opposite side netting from the left edge of the box in the 65th minute.

In the 76th minute, Dwyer was taken down in the right side of the penalty box by FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, who was called for a penalty. Feilhaber coolly finished for what would end up being the game-winning goal.

FC Dallas countered with a goal through Victor Ulloa in the 80th minute. Ulloa sent a blast toward Sporting KC goalkeeper Jon Kempin, and the netminder could not force the ball out of the way. Dwyer answered quickly, though, with a goal from approximately 20 yards in the 83rd minute.

Gonzalez was forced into six saves on the night. Those included a close-range save from a wide open Krisztian Nemeth shot in the second half and a diving effort from a corner kick at the end of the first half.

With the loss, FC Dallas gained its third loss in all competitions this season to Sporting KC, with four games played between the teams. Dallas was been outscored 12 to four by Sporting KC in 2015, which includes a 6-2 loss for Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup.

The win is Sporting’s first since a 4-3 comeback thriller against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Aug. 15. The team subsequently lost 5-0 to San Jose on Aug. 19 to end its home undefeated streak.

Sporting KC will turn right back around and meet the Houston Dynamo Wednesday, while FC Dallas has a week to mull things over before its showdown with the LA Galaxy next Sunday.

Comments

  1. Big win for SKC. This could be bad news for FCD their schedule I’d tooougghhh… down the stretch. This could turn out to be a skid for them

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  2. Benny is having an MVP season.
    Benny has directly accounted for > 50% of total team scoring output (Goals + Assists).
    Benny > MB at this juncture.
    Klinsi stubborn and ignorant?
    For a team that lacks holding creativity in the attack, one has to wonder what the heck is wrong with JK.
    JK, JK….JK, what say you?

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  3. I really don’t know what more Benny has to do to get a call up….i know i’ll be crucified by some for saying this but with the way he is playing it can absolutely be considered personal that he is being overlooked, or for lack of a better word snubbed. People cant continue to use this age excuse when it comes to BF because the reality is that there are players older than Benny being called in that aren’t affecting games at the club level the way he is. Lastly, to say that there are players “ahead of him”(in the words of JK)is an attempt to play the American fans for fools and in my opinion doing the senior team a disservice

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  4. Sad to see such poor reffing in the second half…wasn’t catastrophic, but just sad…the exact same foul that gave KC their first goal was the same exact foul that wasn’t called for Castillo just past the 69 minute mark…and Geiger didn’t even look twice…the only difference was that Castillo didn’t crumple into a heap like a little girl…

    Sour grapes, you might say….and you might be right…but it seems very suspect that every time a Dallas player got the ball with their back to goal, he automatically had two hands in his back getting shoved…

    Scoreline is a little unfair for Gonzalez, the Zusi double save has to be SOTW.

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    • Not disagreeing with your premise.

      But your premise that he should be part of the Nat Team and isnt, is also part of the cause of these stats. As Bradley and Mix missing games because of their being chosen.

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      • Feilhaber =26 starts, 2326 minutes
        Bradley + Mix= 39 starts, 3514 minutes

        I’m not even sure if I have a point, just thought it was an interesting way to look at the season Feilhaber is having

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