Sporting KC gets important 2-1 win over LA Galaxy
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Daniel Salloi and Diego Rubio each scored in the first half, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Sunday to move within one point of first-place Vancouver in the Western Conference.
Kansas City (12-6-11), which won the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, extended its club-record home unbeaten streak to 24 games. Los Angeles (7-17-6) hasn’t won an away game in the series since 2007.
Salloi opened the scoring in the 18th minute on a calm redirection of Rubio’s cross.
Rubio made it 2-0 in the 35th. Seth Sinovic ran past the defense for a through ball and crossed it to a wide-open Rubio for an easy finish.
Romain Alessandrini bent in a free kick in the 58th for Los Angeles. It was the first time this season Sporting KC allowed a goal directly from a free kick.
Sporting KC had some chances to make it 3-1. Graham Zusi’s deflected shot in the 65th came back to his feet and his second attempt from close-range was denied by Clement Diop. Ike Opara’s open header at the end of Zusi’s corner kick sailed wide in the 67th.