Sporting Kansas City dominates the Revolution, moves atop Eastern Conference

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kei Kamara's brace and Benny Feilhaber's curling free kick gave Sporting a 3-0 win to move atop the Eastern Conference.

Soony assisted, Kamara scored and Feilhaber finished it off as Sporting KC took it to the Revolution by dominating New England 3-0.

Kei Kamara got the scoring started in the 27th minute by using his freakish athleticism. Soony Saad sent in a cross from the left side and Kei Kamara got up high to head the ball from 15 feet away over the head of Shuttleworth and into the net for his sixth goal of the season. It gave Sporting a 1-0 lead and they were cruising in the first half.

New England had a great chance late in the half where Imbongo found himself with the ball all alone, one-on-one with Jimmy Nielsen. His shot, however, went off the knee of Nielsen and deflected away to keep Sporting in the lead. Sporting would carry that lead into the half, going into the locker room with a 1-0 advantage.

Kamara kept the scoring going in the second half. In the 50th minute, he received a cross into the box Soony Saad once again after crossing in front of the New England defense. Kamara turned his head and directed the ball into the near post for his second goal of the game and Saad's second assist of the game. After some late pressure from New England in the first half, the insurance goal was nice for Sporting.

New England would do themselves no favors in the 64th minute. A second yellow card was earned by the lone forward Imbongo, which ejected him from the match for the rest of the time. Sporting Kansas City was now a man up with a two-goal cushion and only 25 minutes to protect it.

In the 86th minute, Kei Kamara would be tackled from behind on a dirty challenge from subsitute Andy Dorman. Dorman would be shown a straight red as Kei Kamara writhed on the ground. Kamara would be helped off the field by trainers and the Revolution would be down to nine men with just a few minutes to play.

After a confused call at the top of the box in stoppage time, a yellow card was given to McCarthy of the Revolution and Sporting was given a free kick near the top of the box, instead of a penalty like originally thought. That didn't matter for Benny Feilhaber, however, as he curled a gorgeous free kick near post past the arms of Shuttleworth to give Sporting a 3-0 lead.

That would end up being the final score as Sporting gained three massive points. With the win and a loss from both Montreal and New York, Sporting moved to the top of the Eastern Conference.

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