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Sporting KC falls 2-1 at league leading FC Dallas

Sporting Kansas City suffered their first loss on the road this season after taking the initial lead

Melia got a hand on the ball but Barrios' shot slid past into the net.
Melia got a hand on the ball but Barrios' shot slid past into the net.
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Sporting Kansas City had felt at home on the road in 2016 having won both away matches this season but that streak came to an end as FC Dallas pulled out a 2-1 come from behind victory.

Defensive midfielder Lawrence Olum found the back of the net for Sporting KC in the 22' minute when a corner kick from Benny Feilhaber snuck through traffic and past Dallas keeper Chris Seitz. Olum found space and easily headed it in.

Michael Barrios equalized in the 35' minute when Kellyn Acosta played a ball from midfield. Matt Besler stepped up but missed the pass allowing the ball to get to Maxi Urruti who gave a touch to Barrios. Amadou Dia was caught between the two and did not clear the ball out. Barrios slid a hard shot to the far post that Tim Melia got a hand to but had to watch the ball roll across the line.

The home side was awarded with a kick from just outside the box and recent sub Mauro Rosales stepped up to take it. Despite a full wall of SKC defenders Rosales was able to easily clear the wall and dip the shot well under the crossbar past a diving Melia. The beautiful shot was a reward to the few fans that made the game despite the inclement weather all day.

Manager Peter Vermes thought the team had their opportunities. "We had more than enough chances to win the game, we had some great looks 1v1 with the keeper but we just didn't finish those and then very poor on our part in regards to both goals. Very poor," he told media post game.

"On both goals, the ball could've been cleared, the first time ball." Vermes added when discussing the play.