Sporting KC wins, 2-1

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham watched as the ball trickled in for an “own goal” after he mishandled a shot by Soony Saad. The goal gave Sporting KC a 2-0 lead. Sporting KC won the match, 2-1. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Story by William Crum

The final score was Sporting Kansas City 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1.

The match’s first goal was by Benny Feilhaber. For the second goal, Soony Saad launched a ball toward the San Jose goalkeeper, it bounced off the goalkeeper and went in. The goal was credited as an “own goal” by David Bingham.

Florian Jungwirth came back to get San Jose on the scoreboard.

Sporting KC mascot Blue played peek-a-boo with a young fan before the game. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Sporting KC defender Graham Zusi dribbled the ball away from San Jose forward Marcos Urena in the right corner. Sporting KC won the match, 2-1. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Sporting KC defender Matt Besler slid in to defuse an attack by San Jose midfielder Simon Dawkins. The score at the end of the first half was Sporting KC 1, San Jose 0. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Sporting KC goalkeeper Tim Melia pulled in a save in the first half. Melia nearly posted his third straight shutout before giving up a goal in stoppage time in the second half. When San Jose scored in stoppage time, it ended Melia’s regular season shutout streak at 456 minutes, the third longest run in Sporting KC history. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer took a shot on goal in the second half. The match was Dwyer’s 100th career start in an MLS regular season. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Sporting KC teammates celebrated the “own goal.” While Soony Saad launched the ball toward the goal, it was wide, and it bounced off San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham into the goal. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Dom Dwyer signed an autograph for a young fan participating in Sporting KC’s Project Victory. Sporting KC has the next week off, then will visit Toronto on March 31. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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