Jul 19, 2014 at 11pm UK at ​Livestrong Sporting Park
KansasSporting Kansas City
LA GalaxyLos Angeles Galaxy
Feilhaber (10'), Olum (61')
Olum (66'), Petersen (93')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Keane (80')
Keane (88')

Result: Sporting Kansas City down Los Angeles Galaxy to move four points clear

Goals in either half from Benny Feilhaber and Lawrence Olum help Sporting Kansas City beat La Galaxy to move four points clear at the top of the table.

Sporting Kansas City have moved four points clear at the summit of the MLS Eastern Conference by beating Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 at Sporting Park tonight.

Goals in either half from Benny Feilhaber and Lawrence Olum rendered Robbie Keane's 80th-minute strike a mere consolation as Peter Vermes's side stretched their lead over DC United.

The hosts started the better of both sides and only had to wait 10 minutes to see their pressure pay off, as Feilhaber bent a free kick beyond goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.

It would have been worse for Galaxy later in the half if not for the intervention of Penedo, who had to be alert to deny Soony Saad's bid to add a second.

Bruce Arena's side emerged reinvigorated from the break and spurned a couple of good opportunities to restore parity, with Gyasi Zardes and Keane both going close for the visitors.

Kansas pounced on the missed chances and made Galaxy pay dear as Olum headed past Penedo just after the hour mark to double his side's advantage.

Keane then came within the width of the woodwork of halving the deficit by crashing against the crossbar, before the Irishman finally struck gold minutes later by converting a Bradford Jamieson pass beyond Andy Gruenebaum.

The former Tottenham Hotspur hitman had given his side some 10 minutes in which to force an equaliser and salvage an unlikely point, but City held out to boost their lead at the summit.

Gyasi Zardes #29 of Los Angeles Galaxy looks on during the International Champions Cup Third Place Match against AC Milan at Sun Life Stadium on August 7, 2013
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