Sporting KC suffers 5-2 loss to Columbus Crew in preseason scrimmage

Soony Saad, Dom Dwyer provide goals for Sporting KC in loss

Soony Saad 2 - Sporting KC v D.C. United - Feb 13, 2013

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Jon Lorentz/Orlando City SC

Major League Soccer Pre-Season
Sporting Kansas City vs. Columbus Crew
Saturday, February 16, 2013
ESPN Wide World of Sports

Score 1 2 F
Sporting KC 1 1 2
Columbus Crew 2 3 5

Scoring Summary
KC -- Dom Dwyer (Soony Saad) 5
CLB -- Shawn Sloan (Danny O'Rourke) 8
CLB -- Ethan Finlay (Aaron Schoenfeld) 46+
CLB -- Justin Meram (unassisted) 59
CLB -- Konrad Warzycha (Kyle Hyland) 64
KC -- Soony Saad (Kyle Miller) 68
CLB -- Ben Speas (Ethan Finlay) 71

Disciplinary Summary
KC -- Peterson Joseph (caution; tactical foul) 17
CLB -- Danny O'Rourke (caution; reckless foul) 35
CLB -- Eric Gehrig (caution; delaying a restart) 52

Sporting Kansas City: Brian Sylvestre*; Kyle Miller, Ike Opara, Yann Songo'o, Josh Gardner; Michael Thomas (Lawrence Olum 61), Peterson Joseph, Christian Duke*; Adama Mbengue* (Mike Reidy* 59), Dom Dwyer, Soony Saad

Columbus Crew: Samir Badr*; Jordan Gafa*, Eric Gehrig, Drew Beckie, Kyle Hyland*; Ethan Finlay, Danny O'Rourke, Tony Tchani, Justin Meram; Shawn Sloan*, Aaron Schoenfeld

2nd Half: Daniel Withrow*; Reed Matte*, Eric Gehrig, Chad Barson, Kyle Hyland*; Ethan Finlay, Kevan George, Konrad Warzycha*, Justin Meram; Ben Speas, Ryan Finley

*Unsigned

Soony Saad scored his third goal of the pre-season and Dom Dwyer added another as Sporting Kansas City fell 5-2 against the Columbus Crew in a pre-season scrimmage on Saturday morning at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. Dwyer gave Sporting Kansas City an early lead, on an assist from Saad, in the fifth minute of play but Columbus equalized three minutes later to spark a spree of four unanswered goals.

Saad, who also scored against D.C. United and FC Tucson (PDL) this pre-season, pulled a goal back in the 68th minute with a powerful shot that Crew keeper Samir Badr got his gloves to but couldn't keep out at the near post.

Saad's former University of Michigan teammate Justin Meram scored the match-winner for Columbus, while second-year striker Ben Speas added the Crew's fifth and final goal of the game in the 71st minute. Shawn Sloan, Ethan Finlay and former Sporting Kansas City midfielder Konrad Warzycha also contributed goals for the Crew.

Sporting Kansas City will conclude the group stage of the 2013 Disney Pro Soccer Classic at 7 p.m. CT tonight against the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL). The match will be streamed live on SportingKC.com.