It was the Benny Feilhaber show featuring Dom Dwyer in the first half as they both had goals and Feilhaber contributed an assist as well as Sporting KC defeated the Montreal Impact 2-1 at Sporting Park.
Sporting won their eighth straight match at Sporting Park in all competitions and continued to be unbeaten at Sporting Park in 2015.
Sporting Kansas City took little time taking a lead in the fifth minute. After a couple of defensive miscues by Montreal, Krisztian Nemeth was able to find space to send a low cross to Benny Feilhaber about ten yards out. He took the semi-volley and tucked it into the corner for his sixth goal of the year.
Because it wouldn't be a match against Montreal without a goal from Dom Dwyer, the game felt out of sorts until the 34th minute. It was then, however, that Benny Feilhaber sent up a gorgeous through ball to Dom Dwyer, who got behind the Impact defense and was one-on-one with Evan Bush before he slid it calmly into the goal for his sixth goal of the year. Feilhaber extended his career high assist total to ten.
The Impact managed to pull one back in the second half after a nice play by Ignacio Piatti displaced Ellis and allowed him to get in the box in the 59th minute. He was able to knock it past Tim Melia for the score and the Impact trailed 2-1 at that point.
Sporting Kansas City was still able to control the tempo for the majority of the half and maintained their 2-1 lead while continuing to threaten to put in a third. They never did put in another goal but they were able to keep their 2-1 lead for the remainder of the match to pull out a 2-1 victory over the Impact.
The win gave Sporting KC second in the Western Conference and kept their unbeaten home record in 2015 alive. Their next match is another home one as they take on the Houston Dynamo Tuesday in the US Open Cup quarterfinals.