MLS Snapshot: Sporting Kansas City 4-2 New England Revolution

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The match in 100 words (or less): Sporting KC scored three goals in the first half and four on the night to take down the New England Revolution 4-2 at Sporting Park. New England got on the board first through an early Juan Agudelo goal, but it was all Sporting from there. Dom Dwyer equalized with a touch of individual skill, while Benny Feilhaber added to the lead after referee Allen Chapman made one of the most questionable penalty calls you’re going to see this year. All three points were in the bag when Krisztian Nemeth scored less than 30 seconds into the second half for Sporting.

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Three moments that mattered

29′ — Dom Dwyer turns and fires to level the score — Dom Dwyer tallied his fourth goal on the season with a fine individual effort, collecting a cross off his chest before turning and firing off the bounce. His shot rippled into the bottom corner as Brad Knighton could only watch.

43′ — Feilhaber converts questionable penalty — Just minutes after Krisztian Nemeth put Sporting KC ahead 2-1, the home side was awarded a very questionable penalty kick. Dom Dwyer took the ball into the box and there was just the slightest contact from Jose Goncalves on his shoulder. Dwyer went down, referee Allen Chapman blew the whistle, and Feilhaber made it 3-1.

46′ — Nemeth gets his brace right after the break — Sporting KC wasted no time getting back at it in the second half, with Krisztian Nemeth getting his second goal of the game just 23 seconds after the break. Nemeth took advantage of a great hustle play by Jacob Peterson before finishing past Knighton, effectively ending the game.

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Man of the match: Krisztian Nemeth — The man who used to score goals for the Liverpool reserves got two today, growing his tally to five on the season. If Nemeth can continue to produce, the combination of Nemeth and Dom Dwyer could prove to be a nightmare for opposing defenses.

LINEUPS

Sporting KC: Melia, Dia, Besler, Ellis, Anibaba, Nagamura (Carrasco, 85′), Mustivar, Feilhaber, Nemeth (Abdul-Salaam, 90′), Dwyer, Peterson (Hallisey, 79′)

Goals: Dwyer (29′), Nemeth (39′, 46′), Feilhaber (43′)

New England: Knighton, Alston (Tierney, 73′), Goncalves, Jones, Woodberry, Caldwell, Dorman, Rowe (Bunbury, 54′), Nguyen, Fagundez (Davies, 54′), Agudelo

Goal: Agudelo (11′), Caldwell (64′)