The game in 100 words (or less): Dom Dwyer Island is a real place, and it’s not a fun place for Sporting Kansas City’s top striker these days. Friday night’s delayed-start, delayed-halftime 1-0 home defeat to D.C. United, who only arrive in KC six hours before kickoff due to weather-related travel issues, was just the latest listless, uninspiring, scoring chance-deprived performance from a Sporting KC side that now has just one win in their last 10 games. In those 10 games, Dwyer has scored just three goals. More worrisome than the goal-scoring tally, though, is Sporting’s inability to provide the Englishman decent service. Chief among those responsible is Benny Feilhaber, the man who finished no. 3 in MVP voting last year after racking up 10 goals and 15 assists and Sporting’s. Dwyer’s shot numbers remain plenty high for a line-leading striker, but it’s the quality of attempts that’s severely lacking (34 shots in 10 games, 10 on target). Sporting could finish the weekend as low as 8th in the Western Conference, while United climb into 6th in the East following their victory.
Three moments that mattered
37′ — Hamid goes full-stretch to deny Olum — Welcome back, Bill Hamid. We’ve all missed seeing you make acrobatic saves like this one.
86′ — Kamara scores on his MLS debut — When it rains, it pours. Just ask the team in blue.
88′ — Hamid stone-walls Ellis to preserve the lead — The (should-be) USMNT no. 1 makes big saves every. single. game.
Man of the match: Bill Hamid
Goalscorers: Kamara (86′)