Sporting Kansas City Rebound Against Real Salt Lake

Sporting Kansas City struck early and often to get three points in a convincing 3-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

Sporting Kansas City both literally and figuratively weathered the storm at Children’s Mercy Park. The 3-0 win in driving rain extended SKC’s unbeaten streak at home to 13. Despite the rain there was plenty of atmosphere from the Cauldron.

Benny Feilhaber opened the scoring in the 17th minute. His long distance effort was his second of the year.

Then in the second half, Dom Dwyer got his third of the year, with Gerso Fernandes finishing off RSL with, let’s say, an unconventional goal.

The win was an important bounce back after the first loss of the season. Sporting didn’t let one loss become two, and they showed no signs of sluggishness even in the driving rain. It also had two more important takeaways.

Dom Dwyer is Getting Help Scoring

The worry about Sporting KC when they struggle is that Dwyer is the only one able to score. This game was the perfect example of them thriving when he gets help.

Feilhaber and Gerso are both up to two goals now to go along with Dwyer’s three. The balanced attack is what Peter Vermes is looking for, and is when Sporting is at their most dangerous.

Sporting KC Took Advantage of a Team Not At Full Strength

Early in the season, Sporting Kansas City took on a Dallas team who was resting several players for the CONCACAF Champions League, they were unable to break down Dallas and only got a point from it.

Against RSL, they took advantage of a team struggling with injuries and got a sound 3-0 win that the teams at the top of the league are expected to get.