Western Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City entered Saturday wielding a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions against a Montreal Impact side seeking its fourth shutout win in five games.
In a matchup of two hot teams, form abandoned the visitors as Montreal snapped their six-game winless drought against Sporting KC and brought an end to their undefeated two-month-long undefeated streak. Ignacio Piatti opened the scoring on 54 minutes before Alejandro Silva sealed the result with a 70th-minute spot kick.
So where does Sporting KC's nine-game run without a loss stack up all-time? It's the sixth-longest streak in club history, falling four matches short of tying the record set in 2012 and 2017.
SPORTING KC: LONGEST UNBEATEN STREAKS
(ALL-TIME, ALL COMPETITIONS)
|13||08/04/12 to 10/24/12
06/03/17 to 08/09/17
|12||03/25/00 to 05/27/00
05/25/11 to 07/09/11
|10||06/05/04 to 07/24/04||7-0-3|
|9||08/23/00 to 09/29/00
05/05/18 to 06/30/18
Manager Peter Vermes’ men will have the opportunity to bounce back quickly as the calendar turns to July. Wednesday’s road test at rivals Real Salt Lake followed by a highly anticipated battle with reigning MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield champion Toronto FC on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park. Kickoff on Wednesday is set for 9 p.m. CT, with three hours of live coverage at Rio Tinto Stadium beginning at 8:30 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus and FOX Sports Midwest Plus. Saturday’s home game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT, with a limited number of tickets still available via SeatGeek.com.