C.J. Sapong, Kei Kamara lead Sporting KC
Monday, May 28, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — C.J. Sapong broke a seven-match goal drought, and Kei Kamara scored his team-leading fifth goal and added an assist to help Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday.
Sporting (8-3-1) broke a four-match winless streak.
Simon Dawkins scored in the 72nd minute for San Jose (8-3-3), cutting it to 2-1.
Kamara set up Sapong's fifth-minute goal with a long cross from the right flank, with Sapong finishing with his left foot from 7 yards for his fourth goal of the season.
In the 39th, left back Michael Harrington took a cross-field pass from right back Chance Myers, then fed the ball in to Kamara for a bouncing header past goalkeeper Jon Busch.
Harrington was a 23rd-minute substitute for Seth Sinovic, who fell over the end boards and sustained a cut on his left hand that required 20 stitches. Sinovic was already playing with his broken right hand in a cast.
San Jose was without its two leading scorers, with Chris Wondolowski (11) goals) on international duty and Steven Lenhart (five goals) suspended for yellow-card accumulation, but still made the game close.