Jul 19, 2014 at 11pm UK at ​Livestrong Sporting Park
KansasSporting Kansas City
2-1
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
Read Next:
Result: Zardes strike hands Los Angeles victory
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Toronto34208671403168
2New York City FCNY City34169958421657
3Atlanta UnitedAtlanta341510964392555
4Chicago Fire341671161471455
5Columbus Crew34166125246654
6New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34139124944548
7New England RevolutionNew England34137145359-646
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34119145047342
9Montreal ImpactMontreal34116175257-539
10Orlando City34109153958-1939
11DC United3495203160-2932

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver33157114947252
2Seattle SoundersSeattle331311949391050
3Portland TimbersPortland33148115849950
4Sporting Kansas CityKansas331213839271249
5Houston DynamoHouston331211105445947
6San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes33128133653-1744
7Dallas331013104347-443
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake33126154752-542
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd33106174567-2236
10Colorado RapidsColorado3396183147-1633
11Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy3388174462-1832
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account