Remember when we were worried that Montreal was going to put up a better performance than the 4-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City a couple weeks ago?
Well, maybe the scoreline wasn't as bad but it sure seemed worse for the Impact as Sporting Kansas City demolished the Impact 3-0 off of Dom Dwyer brace.
Things started getting bad for Montreal in the 17th minute when a long throw-in from Matt Besler was headed towards goal but kept off the line by the hands of Collen Warner. The only problem is that Warner was not the keeper and was subsequently shown a red card as Sporting Kansas City was awarded a penalty kick. Dom Dwyer blasted it home for his fifth goal of the year and Sporting Kansas City took the lead 1-0.
Sporting Kansas City continued to press the ten-men home side and were rewarded in the 33rd minute when a Chance Myers cross went through the box and found Paulo Nagamura waiting on the other side. His shot took a deflection off an Impact defender and bounced past Troy Perkins for the second goal of the match. Nagamura's goal was his first of the year and it gave Sporting Kansas City even tighter control of the match.
The second half would bring about more opportunities for the away side, although we did get to see some Sporting KC blunders in close range. In the 55th minute, Graham Zusi received a ball in the middle of the box and was literally one-on-one with Perkins but a bad touch left the ball out of Zusi's shooting range and into the arms of Perkins, eliminating the threat.
The 63rd minute would put the game completely out of hand. Toni Dovale was subbed on in the second half and made an impact, sending a great ball through the middle for Dom Dwyer, who was wide open to shoot past Perkins far post and to earn his second goal of the game. Dwyer's sixth goal of the year put the Eastern Conference leaders up 3-0.
The 83rd minute showed Seth Sinovic's complete distaste for scoring in the regular season when he took a Soony Saad cross and, uncontested, took a shot ten yards out over the bar in front of an unmanned goal. It was stunning, really.
During the span of this match, Sporting Kansas City controlled 78% of possession and at one point distributed 52 passes in a row. They fell short of the 93% passing accuracy record but finished with a strong 92% as Sporting KC finished on top of this match 3-0.
Next week is a two-match week as Sporting KC takes on the Union at home Wednesday evening before traveling to Chicago to play the Fire Sunday afternoon.