Sporting KC survives late scare, defeats Fire 3-2

July 30, 2017

Latif Blessing scored the decisive goal as Sporting KC defeated the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Saturday.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Daniel Salloi had a goal and an assist and Sporting Kansas City survived a late scare to beat the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Saturday night.

Salloi opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, Matt Besler tied it for Chicago (11-5-5) in 28th, and Benny Feilhaber gave Sporting KC (9-4-9) a 2-1 lead in first-half stoppage time. Latif Blessing scored in the 51st -- off Salloi's assist -- to increase Kansas City's lead to 3-1.

David Accam cut it to 3-2 in the 78th minute with his 12th goal. Accam has either a goal or an assist in 10 of his last 11 games.

Sporting KC was playing without its two leaders in goals this season. Dom Dwyer was traded to Orlando City on Tuesday, and Gerso Fernandes was suspended one game for a foul against Real Salt Lake.

Sporting scored three goals or more for the fifth time this season.

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