The game in 100 words (or less): A bizarre first half saw Sporting KC head into the break with a 2-0 lead over FC Dallas, and that would stay as the final scoreline. Dallas dominated play from the opening whistle, and could have been leading by three or four goals. However, a few missed calls from the referee and a late penalty put the visitors in a hole that they couldn’t climb out of. Lawrence Olum and Benny Feilhaber scored the goals as SKC are now tied on points for the final playoff spot in the West.
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Three moments that mattered
16′ — Dallas clearly score, but goal isn’t allowed — Miscommunication between center-back and goalkeeper should have resulted in an FC Dallas goal, but referees allowed play to go on. Lawrence Olum played an errant back-pass to his keeper and into his own goal, but without goal-line technology, the score remained tied.
43′ — Olum puts SKC ahead against the run of play — With Dallas dominating, it was Sporting KC who took the first lead. The same man who nearly cost his team with an own-goal, Lawrence Olum flicked on a free-kick from Benny Feilhaber to put Sporting ahead.
45’+2′ — Feilhaber converts penalty to go 2-0 up — Things went from bad to worse for Dallas when Atiba Harris took down Benny Feilhaber in the box just seconds before the break. Feilhaber converted the penalty himself to give SKC an unlikely 2-0 halftime lead.
Man of the match: Benny Feilhaber
Goalscorers: Olum (43′), Feilhaber (45’+2′)