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Fast Facts: Sporting KC 1-2 Montreal Impact

01 June 10:45 pm

Fast Facts: Sporting KC 1-2 Montreal Impact

By Molly Dreska

Go in-depth for Sporting Kansas City's 2-1 loss versus the Montreal Impact on Saturday evening at Sporting Park with this match's Fast Facts.

  • With the loss, Sporting Kansas City remains in third place in the Eastern Conference behind the New York Red Bulls and the Montreal Impact.
  • Sporting KC is now 6-5-4 in 2013 and 3-3-2 at home.
  • Sporting Kansas City is 218-211-113 all-time and 144-78-48 all-time at home.
  • Sporting Kansas City's record against the Montreal Impact moves to 2-2-1 all-time and 1-2-0 at home in the series.
  • Claudio Bieler opened the scoring on Saturday finishing a PK in the fourth minute of first half stoppage time.
  • After scoring in each of the team's first two road games, Claudio Bieler's last five goals have all come at home.
  • Bieler has now scored seven goals in MLS, third most in MLS, and eight in all competition.
  • Bieler is now one of five players with two or more penalty kick goals this season along with Robert Earnshaw, Will Johnson, Federico Higuain and Robbie Keane.
  • Bieler becomes one of eight Sporting KC players all-time with multiple penalty kick goals scored.
  • Bieler has scored in both matches against Montreal this season.
  • Bieler's six shots on Saturday tied his season high, set in Sporting KC's previous meeting with Montreal in March, and are the most by a Sporting KC player this season.
  • Sporting Kansas City dropped points for the first time in 2013 when leading at halftime and are now 3-1-0 when ahead at the break.
  • Sanna Nyassi scored Montreal Impact's first goal of the match, his first goal during the 2013 season.
  • Nyassi's goal in the 47th minute was the first for Montreal against Sporting KC since July 4, 2012 when Patrice Bernier scored in the 49th minute. It snapped a 267-minute scoreless streak for Montreal in the series.
  • Collen Warner notched Montreal's second goal on Saturday, his first career goal.
  • Montreal earned their first points of 2013 when trailing at halftime and are now 1-2-0 when behind at the break.
  • Sporting KC has lost five straight games when allowing two goals in a match, dating back to July 18, 2012.
  • Sporting Kansas City made two changes to their starting XI from their most recent MLS match, a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dynamo. Kei Kamara and Aurelien Collin started in place of Graham Zusi and Matt Besler respectively.
  • Graham Zusi and Matt Besler were unavailable for Saturday's match. The pair is with the U.S. Men's National Team, who will face Germany tomorrow at RFK Stadium.
  • Zusi was not in the starting lineup for only the second time this season, after also missing the New England Revolution match on March 23rd due to international duty.
  • Soony Saad also missed Saturday's match for international duty with Lebanon.
  • Mikey Lopez was not available for Saturday's game and is currently with the U.S. Under 20 Men's National Team. Lopez started and played the entire match helping the U.S. earn a 1-0 victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo U21's in the Toulon Tournament on Saturday.
  • Sporting KC is 5-3-3 when wearing Sporting Blue and 5-2-4 versus the Eastern Conference in 2013.
  • Jimmy Nielsen has appeared in 76 straight MLS matches, including postseason, for Sporting Kansas City, dating back to June 12, 2011. The streak covers a span of 6,840 straight minutes of MLS action.
  • Sporting Kansas City outshot the Montreal Impact 19-7. Sporting KC is 5-4-4 when outshooting an opponent this season.
  • Sporting KC leads MLS all-time in shots with 7,410 and ranks first in MLS this season with 218 shots.
  • Saturday's attendance of 19,470 marks the 24th consecutive sellout at Sporting Park.
  • Montreal head coach Marco Schallibaum was dismissed at halftime on Saturday, the second time this season he has been dismissed at Sporting Park.
  • Alessandro Nesta's second-half red card was the third by a Sporting KC opponent this season. Sporting KC is now 2-1-0 in games played with a man advantage.
  • The red card was the first time Montreal has had a player ejected in MLS play this season.
  • Jacob Peterson started the 100th MLS match (including playoffs) of his career on Saturday.
  • Aurelien Collin surpassed 6,000 minutes played on Saturday in his MLS career (including playoffs).
  • Benny Feilhaber, who entered the match in the 62nd minute, led all players on the field with three good crosses on Saturday.
  • Opta logged four good open crosses in Saturday's match. Two came from Sporting Kansas City's Josh Gardner, who entered in the 85th minute.
  • Kei Kamara led all players with four aerial duels won on Saturday. He also led all players with 10 duels won.
  • Oriol Rosell led all players with 58 total passes, while Mechack Jerome led all players with 73 touches.
  • The first 10,000 fans into the match on Saturday received a Sporting Kansas City poster courtesy of Capitol Federal.
  • Sporting Kansas City defenders Chance Myers and Kyle Miller signed autographs on the Sprint Plaza prior to the match at the Capitol Federal booth.
  • Silver tickets were distributed in the Boulevard Members Club postgame for the free Silversun Pickups concert on July 30 at Power & Light District in conjunction with the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game.