Sporting KC rode a Dom Dwyer brace to secure another point on the road tonight against the Montreal Impact. Dwyer has been fantastic against all Canadian teams but he fancies himself against the Impact in particular. While one of the goals from Montreal was a beautiful team goal, Drogba acted his way to earning a PK for the other. But Vermes and his squad will be pleased with the point considering all the absences.
Dom Dwyer continued his domination over the Impact with his second goal of the match in the 59' minute. Feilhaber slid the ball over to Dom on the left side at the top of the box. Dwyer calmly lined himself up as his defender gave him too much room. He used his classic left foot and fired a powerful ground shot that dinked off the far post and into the net. The goal tied the match at 2-2 and SKC were able to hold off Montreal from there.
A fantastic team goal would give the home side the lead in the 16' minute. None other than Drogba got the ball away from danger with a back heel and then curled in a beautiful ball on the right side of the box. Camara headed it back across the face of goal and it was easily finished off by Ontivero. It perhaps looked too easy of a goal to give up, but it the Impact had the beautiful game on display for their home crowd.
But Dom Dwyer and Sporting KC would answer just five minutes later. In the 21' minute Espinoza played a great ball right on the head of Dwyer, who turned in a difficult header. The ball snuck just inside the post and passed Evan Bush to tie the game at 1-1.
But Sporting KC would again find themselves a goal behind. In the 38' minute Jimmy Medranda was called for a really unfortunate penalty kick. Didier Drogba's foot hit the back of Medranda's leg as he was taking a shot. There was minimal contact and Drogba flopped as if he had been hit by a sniper. The referee awarded the penalty and Ignacio Piatti converted to put give Montreal the 2-1 lead.
After Dwyer tied the game, SKC went into a defensive stance and they were able to close out the match and earn the point. Their record has moved to 6-8-4 giving them 22 points and putting them in 5th place in the Western Conference. Not much time to recover for Vermes' squad as the Houston Dynamo await in US Open Cup play on Wednesday night. That match kicks off at 7:30 in Houston.