|Sporting Kansas City||1||1||2|
Subs not used: Jimmy Nielsen, Matt Besler, Josh Gardner, Jacob Peterson
Subs not used: Henry Bermudez, Luis Garrido, Irvin Reyna, Donis Escober
|Shots on Goal||2||1|
KC -- Paulo Nagamura (caution; reckless tackle) 51
KC -- Seth Sinovic (caution; time wasting) 54
OLI -- Jose Fonseca (caution; dissent) 57
KC -- Aurelien Collin (caution; argument) 74
OLI -- Rigoberto Padilla Reyes (caution; argument) 74
KC -- Soony Saad (Graham Zusi, Benny Feilhaber) 27
KC -- Soony Saad 68
Saad opened up the scoring for Sporting KC in the 27th minute. Graham Zusi picked up a pass from Benny Feilhaber and split a pair of defenders to find Saad rushing into the Olimpia penalty box. The 21-year-old striker took one touch and placed a left-footed strike past goalkeeper Noel Valladares.
Sporting KC doubled their lead minutes later. After Kronberg punched away an Olimpia free kick, Zusi found Dom Dwyer in open space. The second-year striker picked up the ball 60 yards from goal, raced into the Olimpia 18-yard-box and earned a penalty kick after splitting a pair of defenders. Saad stepped up to the spot and buried the shot past Valladares to give Sporting KC a 2-0 lead.
Olimpia continued to push numbers forward in the second half but was unable to find the back of the net. Kronberg's lone save came in the third minute of stoppage time when Douglas Caetano headed a Brayan Beckeles cross into the chest of the Sporting KC goalkeeper.
Sporting KC returns to league play Saturday when they host the Colorado Rapids. Limited seats are still available and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or at the Sporting Park Box Offices.