MLS Snapshot: Sporting KC 1-1 Montreal impact (video)

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The game in 100 words (or less): For an hour, and really longer, Sporting KC looked prepared to increase its Western Conference lead with another home win. Gerso Fernandes scored with a vicious cross-body finish in the 24th minute, but Soni Mustivar’s awful back pass allowed Matteo Mancosu to steal a point for the pesky Impact. Montreal is now three points back of a playoff spot in the East.

The goals

24′ — Gerso nets his sixth — There’s a lot to enjoy from this video. First there’s the ability to spy the instant that Ilie Sanchez realized he had Gerso Fernandes flying down the pitch. Then there’s his wicked finish across his body. There’s part of us which thinks Evan Bush should’ve been better positioned to flail toward the far post, but we’re not goalkeeping experts.

82′ — Soni Mustivar makes a really poor decision —  He must’ve been screened by teammates, because there’s no other explanation for this horrific back pass by the Sporting KC man. Matteo Mancosu is happy for a free 1v1 with Tim Melia, and that little chipped finish was fantastic. 1-1.

Man of the Match: Gerso Fernandes