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Sporting KC Play Minnesota United Next Round and Seven Other Bits of News

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All the news you may have missed from Twitter on Game Night.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City players celebrate after the win in a penalty kick shootout against the San Jose Earthquakes at Children’s Mercy Park.
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City nearly gave us all heart attacks on Sunday night but they managed to pull off a penalty kick win against the San Jose Earthquakes. Their reward? A home game against Minnesota United who put it on the Colorado Rapids to the tune of 3-0 up in Southern Canada Minnesota.

As of this publishing the FC Dallas versus Portland Timbers game is headed into extra time due to a stoppage time goal from Ricardo Pepi. Seattle Sounders and LAFC stunningly don’t play for two more days which is really tough for them when it comes to equal rest.

Tweets You May Have Missed

  • Before we fully move on, let’s re-watched the magic that was that penalty kick shootout.
  • Tim Melia’s PK shootout is the shortest in MLS history. Six kicks beats the previous record of seven.
  • Another remarkable stat. Only one other time has an MLS team failed to score a single penalty kick during a penalty kick shootout. The other time was in a US Open Cup game when the Chicago Fire lost 3-0 to the Charleston Battery (USL). That in and of itself isn’t that crazy. What’s wild is who played goalkeeper for the Battery. Tim freaking Melia! Unbelievable.
  • Gianluca Busio didn’t have the greatest game but he still put up some great stats.

Just for Fun

  • Does Tim say what it seems he’s saying? It’s like that Peter Vermes gif from the Vancouver Whitecaps season opening game.