The newcomers made their presence felt when Sporting Kansas Metropolis defeated LA Galaxy 4-2 on Saturday night time in Kansas Metropolis. Erik Thommy and William Agada, who joined the membership within the mid-season switch window, scored three targets within the first half.
Agada had a brace after Thommy gave Sporting the opening lead.
Chicharito scored a aim within the 83rd minute to keep away from going out after which transformed a penalty in harm time. However Daniel Salloi recovered poor play and slipped him from Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond for the clincher.
Sporting held a 15-6 lead in pictures, together with a 9-3 lead in pictures on aim. Bond’s heroic efforts (4 saves) saved the Galaxy within the recreation.
The Galaxy (Sept. 11-3, 30 factors) entered the sport two factors behind Seattle and Portland, who have been tied for seventh place within the playoffs, and three factors behind Nashville. Seattle and Nashville misplaced and Portland performed afterward Saturday.
Sporting KC (6-14-5, 23 factors) had misplaced their final 5 dwelling video games for the primary time within the membership’s historical past. Sporting have received with multiple aim for the primary time this season.
Thommy put his identify on the scoresheet within the tenth minute. He picked up a phenomenal Roger Espinoza go together with his chest after which handed Bond together with his proper. It was Thommy’s first MLS aim after becoming a member of Sporting KC on 23 July.
Bond stopped a Johnny Russell penalty kick, the second straight recreation Sporting has resulted in a penalty kick being stopped. Sporting gained PK when Derrick Williams was known as for a hand ball within the space.
Agada made three makes an attempt in succession from very shut vary within the fortieth minute, but it surely was decided that Bond saved all three makes an attempt. However the VAR modified the decision, giving Agada his first MLS aim.
Agada then scored his second aim in harm time. Salloi acquired a go on the proper wing and gave Agada a brace within the heart of the realm.
As spectacular because the offensive outburst, the SKC protection held Galaxy to just one shot within the first half, in comparison with Sporting’s 11.
–Common on the subject stage