Pulido powers Sporting KC in dominant 4-0 victory over Dynamo

Khiry Shelton scored a goal in the 77th minute of Sporting KC's win against Houston.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Alan Pulido scored, and Sporting Kansas City kept the Houston Dynamo scoreless on the way to a 4-0 shutout victory Saturday.

Pulido scored first for Sporting KC (2-0-0) in the 16th minute with a shot 12 yards out from the center of the box that was assisted by Khiry Shelton. Pulido then got the assist on Roger Espinoza‘s goal that put Sporting KC on top 2-0 in the 26th minute.

Gadi Kinda gave Sporting KC a 3-0 advantage in the 65th minute with a shot 11 yards out from the center of the box, which Pulido assisted. Shelton sealed the victory for Sporting KC in the 77th minute with a shot nine yards out from the center of the box.

Tim Melia recorded one diving save for Sporting KC, and became Sporting Kansas City’s all-time leader with 46 career shutouts. Marko Maric had four saves for Houston in the loss.

Sporting KC’s next match is Saturday on the road against Atlanta United FC. The Dynamo host Seattle on Sunday.