Four different players scored as Sporting KC ended their losing streak in a 4-0 domination of Chivas USA. The big story on the night was Dom Dwyer scoring his record-breaking 19th goal of the year, which bested Preki's 1996 franchise record.
His record-breaker would be the first goal of the game. Following forty minutes of little action, Dwyer was able to make a run and get behind the back line as he received a diagonal ball from Graham Zusi. He was able to feint when Dan Kennedy came out too far to make the save and slotted the ball home for the score.
Just as the half closed, Sporting were able to double their lead. Toni Dovale took a shot that banged off the post but Benny Feilhaber was there to tap the ball in with a stretched-out leg for his fourth goal of the year. This goal marked the first time in five games that Sporting KC had scored multiple goals.
Graham Zusi opened up the scoring for Sporting KC in the second half. He took the ball into the box in the 52nd minute where he made a couple of defenders miss before moving to the center of the box. He fired his shot home for his fourth goal of the year, giving Sporting Kansas City the 3-0 lead.
In the 63rd minute, Lawrence Olum would earn a yellow card for a late challenge in the middle of the field. The yellow put him over the yellow card accumulation limit, meaning he will miss the next MLS match against New England on September 26th.
Claudio Bieler, who subbed in for Dom Dwyer in the 77th minute, put the icing on Sporting KC's victory cake ten minutes later. Bieler took advantage of a poor back pass, stealing the ball and weaving his way around Dan Kennedy to get an open shot on goal. His finish was on target for his second goal of the year.
With no stoppage time given, Sporting KC closed out the match earning a 4-0 victory. This was the second straight year in which Sporting KC had defeated Chivas USA by that score.
Sporting return home this week for two CONCACAF Champions League matches, taking on Saprissa this Thursday and Real Esteli the following Tuesday. They finish the month with a league match against the New England Revolution two weeks from now at Sporting Park.