FC Dallas gained their final lead on an missed offside call, but backed it up with another goal as they bullied Sporting KC 3-1 in Frisco.
The home side moved to the top of the Western Conference with two wins in as many games on the young season, while Sporting KC fell to 0-1-1.
FC Dallas took an early lead in the 17th minute off a defensive miscue. Rookie right back Amadou Dia failed to clear a ball, which was taken advantage of by Fabian Castillo. He got the ball to Tesho Akindele, who knocked it over to Blas Perez for the finish and the 1-0 lead.
There was a scary moment for Sporting KC when Ike Opara collied with FC Dallas keeper Chris Seitz and looked to have an injury of some sort to his shoulder. He went off the field but checked back in just a few moments later and ended up playing the full 90.
Sporting was uncreative in the first half but received a lifeline near the end of the half. Midfielder Roger Espinoza took advantage of a poor clearance and launched a shot from the top of the box. It trickled in for the score, putting Sporting KC level just before the break.
The second half got ugly for Sporting KC. They were still not able to create well and FC Dallas continued to pound them on the attack. in the 52nd minute, Michel sent in a left-footed cross that found Blas Perez on the far post, who settled and finished about Luis Marin to put FC Dallas back in front. This was a poor call by the side judge not raising the flag but it didn't matter as Sporting KC trailed 2-1.
The lead was doubled in the 73rd minute and started all the way in the back. After stifling a Sporting KC attack near the top of the box, Michel sent a lovely through ball to Ryan Hollingshead as he and Fabian Castillo raced out to a 2-on-1 advantage. Hollingshead got it over to Castillo alone, who juked around Marin and finished for the score. This was the dagger and put Sporting KC down 3-1.
The away side got a chance in the 79th minute when substitute Bernardo Anor was brought down in the box and earned a penalty kick for Sporting KC. Dom Dwyer's spot kick, however, was blocked away by Seitz and Sporting still trailed 3-1. This ended up as the final score.
Sporting return home next Saturday and will play host to the Portland Timbers.