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Sporting KC II face defeat in season-opener against FC Tulsa

SKC II’s first-ever loss to Tulsa

Grayson Barber
Thad Bell

Sporting Kansas City II took their first loss of the season on Saturday evening, losing 2-0 on the road to FC Tulsa. Two first half goals from the hosts was the difference as SKC II struggled to create chances of their own.

Paulo Nagamura sent out eight SKC Academy products while Ozzie Cisneros, Grayson Barber and Tyler Freeman were on loan from the first team. Matt Constant, Jayvin Van Deventer, Cisneros, and Barber all made their SKC II debut.

Tulsa found their opening goal in the 14th minute after Jorge Corrales centered the ball for Joaquín Rivas, who finished it near the penalty spot.

The home side made it 2-0 in the 25th minute when Darío Suárez applied the finish assisted by Rodrigo da Costa.

The visitors looked better in the second half but still lacked the creative edge. SKC II’s best opportunity came in the 62nd minute when Grayson Barber’s shot from the top of the box hit the post.

Sporting KC II will look for their first win next Friday when they return to Children’s Mercy Park for the first time in over a year for a meeting against the OKC Energy. The match will be closed to the public, but available on ESPN+.

Sporting Kansas City II: Gavin Krenecki; Kayden Pierre; Matt Constant; Danny Barbir; Christian Duke (C); Jayvin Van Deventer (Petar Cuic 61’); Ozzie Cisneros (Enoch Mushagalusa 61’); Jake Davis; Grayson Barber; Dominik Resetar (Rojay Smith 76’); Tyler Freeman

Subs Not Used: Max Trejo; Aljaz Dzankic; Jahon Rad; Ropapa Mensah

FC Tulsa: Sean Lewis; Bradley Bourgeois (C); Kevin Garcia; Modou Jadama; Jorge Luis Corrales; Eric Bird (Ciaran Winters 85’); Rodrigo da Costa (Jerome Kiesewetter 61’); Raphael Ayagwa; Joaquín Rivas; Darío Suárez (Marlon 74’); Matt Sheldon (Kembo Kibato 74’)

Subs Not Used: Austin Wormell; Solomon Kwambe; Michael Cunningham

Scoring Summary:

TUL — Joaquín Rivas (Jorge Corrales) 14’

TUL — Darío Suárez (Rodrigo da Costa) 25’

Misconduct Summary:

TUL — Bradley Bourgeois (yellow card; time wasting) 45’

SKC — Ozzie Cisneros (yellow card; foul) 48’

SKC — Tyler Freeman (yellow card; dissent) 58’

TUL — Eric Bird (yellow card; foul) 59’

TUL — Jerome Kiesewetter (yellow card; dive) 78’