Dom Dwyer opened and closed the scoring as Sporting Kansas City earned three road points, defeating Montreal 2-1.
This was the fourth straight result for Sporting KC and their third straight road win. They were able to keep their second place position, still two points down to first place DC United in the Eastern Conference.
The match got off to a strong start for Sporting Kansas City. Making his first appearance for Sporting Kansas City since before the World Cup, Matt Besler heaved a long throw into the box in the fourth minute. This ball was headed in by Dom Dwyer for his 13th goal of the year and his fifth against Montreal to give the visitors an early 1-0 lead.
The Impact would strike back in the 28th minute when Justin Mapp tried to find Patrice Bernier cutting inside the box, but Bernier headed it back to Marco Di Vaio in the center. Di Vaio then forcefully headed the ball far post out of the reach of Andy Gruenebaum for his third goal of the year.
That score would carry on into the locker rooms as the teams went into halftime tied 1-1.
Sporting should have had a chance to go ahead midway through the second half when a long throw was bounced around the box and went off the arm of Patrice Bernier but was not called for the penalty. Had it not been for Dwyer's goal later in the half, this moment surely would have been one of contention for the draw.
Despite controlling the possession in the second half and making opportunities for themselves, Sporting Kansas City was unable to find a goal as the minutes ticked down. In the 76th minute, Peter Vermes made a couple of subs that would end up being crucial later. CJ Sapong came on for Jacob Peterson, while Soony Saad came on for Antonio Dovale.
It would be in the 90th minute when Sporting Kansas City finally broke the Montreal defense. A slow rolling ball headed toward Troy Perkins was being shepherded towards him by Heath Pearce, but CJ Sapong ran ahead right up to where Perkins was about to get the ball and forced the Montreal miscue. The ball was knocked away right to Dom Dwyer, where he was able to put enough air under the ball to get it over a diving Troy Perkins and sliding Heath Pearce. He hit the open net and his 14th goal of the year ended up as the game-winner for Sporting KC.
A couple of minutes later and the final whistle sounded, giving Sporting KC the three points on the road. They are once again the visitors as they take on the Columbus Crew this Wednesday before heading home to face the Galaxy Saturday evening.