Sporting Kansas City 2, Impact 0

Claudio Bieler scored his third goal of the season, and Sporting

Kansas City defeated previously unbeaten Montreal 2-0 on Saturday

night in a match that saw the ejection of Impact coach Marco


Schaellibaum was sent off in the 81st minute, shortly after

Graham Zusi’s goal put Sporting up 2-0, for squirting water out of

a water bottle at Sporting’s bench and fourth official Matthew

Foerster. He will miss the Impact’s home game against Columbus on

April 13. Montreal lost for the first time after a 4-0 start.

Sporting (2-1-2) broke a three-match winless streak and a

197-minute goal drought, and Jimmy Nielsen recorded his third

straight shutout. Benny Feilhaber recorded his first two assists of

the season.

In the fifth minute, Feilhaber sent a through ball to Bieler,

who made one touch to get free and put his shot into the lower

right corner. Zusi made it 2-0 in the 80th, taking Feilhaber’s pass

and shaking off defender Karl Ouimette before chipping the ball


Montreal did not get a shot on goal until the 60th minute, when

Nielsen had to dive to his left to knock away Marco Di Vaio’s

left-footed volley.