Sporting KC wins, 3-2, over San Jose

Sporting KC fans watched a close contest Saturday night at Children’s Mercy Park. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Sporting Kansas City notched a 3-2 victory Saturday night over the San Jose Earthquakes at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

A late goal from San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski was not enough for the visiting team.

Felipe Gutierrez (21) made the winning goal for Sporting KC, bringing the score to 3-1, and the team held on for the victory.

Sporting KC had earlier goals by Graham Zusi and Ilie Sanchez.

San Jose’s first goal was by Vako Wazaishvili.

With 24 minutes into the match, No. 6 Ilie Sanchez made the first goal to put Sporting Kansas city ahead of San Jose, 1-0. San Jose’s Vako (Valeri Qazaishvili) (11) then tied the match, 1-1. (Photo by William Crum)
Blue, the mascot of Sporting KC, was at Children’s Mercy Park Saturday for a match with San Jose. (Photo by William Crum)
With 24 minutes into the match, No. 6 Ilie Sanchez made the first goal to put Sporting Kansas city ahead of San Jose, 1-0. San Jose’s Vako (Valeri Qazaishvili) (11) then tied the match, 1-1. (Photo by William Crum)
Fans and players were preparing for Saturday night’s Sporting Kansas City match with San Jose at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. At Saturday’s match were youths from 10 to 13 years old from all over the Midwest who were participating in a soccer academy. (Photo by William Crum)
More action from the Sporting Kansas City match with San Jose on Saturday night. (Photo by William Crum)
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