Sporting Kansas City Ends 4 Match Losing Streak, Defeat San Jose 2-1

Sporting KC ended their four-game losing streak by defeating San Jose 2-1.

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Three Thoughts On Sporting's 2-1 Win Over San Jose

Sometimes, the necessity to return to the form of the past is to just hope everything will be fine. Without any major changes to the script, Sporting Kansas City got back to their winning ways with an old script CJ Sapong and Kei Kamara providing offense and a solid defensive performance from the entire team. There were some bumps in the road. Seth Sinovic left with a cut in his hand that required twenty stitches, but his replacement Michael Harrington filled in well, even assisting the second goal. Then, a familiar second half lapse in defense made the game tight until the end. However, a tight win beats a draw or loss in any aspect.

Kei Kamara Shines

The difference between the seven-game winning streak and the four-game winless stretch was on display again today. Kei Kamara's performance was the catalyst that had been missing in those games, and the interplay down the wings especially evident on the first goal. While we still haven't returned to the early season form of Chance Myers and Kamara, today was a good step forward.

CJ The Winger

There is always a give and take on both sides of playing CJ Sapong, Teal Bunbury, and Kei Kamara up top. The best part is the two goals that occurred in the first half. There is always going to be more offensive danger from those three, but the downside is it sacrifices defense in some regards and width on the attack. CJ did an acceptable job of staying back and defending in the second half, but at a loss for his attacking skill in the first half. The absence of Bobby Convey will press the team as CJ will never be a true two-way winger, but it may also be exciting to see this attack. For all of the early season success, it has come on the defense's skill stopping opponents. If Sporting KC starts scoring on a rate with New York and DC, then their defense shows a clear gap in quality between the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

A Familiar Problem

The goal allowed by Sporting is a similar refrain in this young season. A team that thrives on pressure seems to allow a lot of their goals by relaxing that pressure. At worst by pressuring on the goal Collin gets blown by, but Nielsen still lies in between and the goal. Instead, Collin backs off and the shot opens up and suddenly the game is much tighter. San Jose controlled the game until a bad call and the subsequent reversal woke up the crowd and gave Sporting KC the boost to play out the game.

Now for Sporting KC, it's a US Open Cup game tomorrow and three weeks until we see MLS play again, so I hope everyone likes International Soccer

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San Jose's Jon Busch Allegedly Slapped Kansas City Ball Boy

In the 2-1 win by Sporting Kansas City over the San Jose Earthquakes there was an incident where Earthquakes goalie Jon Busch allegedly slapped a ball boy:

There are few details at this moment, but if true Busch should be expecting a suspension from Major League Soccer. Earlier in the season, Houston Dynamo's Collin Clark was suspended three games for using a gay slur toward a ball boy in the

As for slapping there is also a precedent for that as there was an incident last month in Switzerland where FC Sion's Geoffroy Serey Die received an eight-match suspension.

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Sporting Kansas City Defeats San Jose 2-1, Ends 4 Game Skid

Sporting Kansas City began the 2012 MLS season as one of the better teams in the league, but they went without a for most of the Month of May. Now they ended their four-game losing streak as they defeating a very good San Jose Earthquakes 2-1.

The win is just what Sporting Kansas City needed to get back on track and reemerge as one of the better teams in the MLS. San Jose had 27 points which ties them with D.C. United for the second most in the league.

Sporting Kansas City got on the board within the first five minutes of the match when Kei Kamara executed a perfect cross to C.J. Sapong who made it a 1-0 game. Sapong was in a full sprint and received the pass from Kamara and connected and the ball went flying past keeper Jon Busch.

The second goal game for Sporting Kansas City at the 39th minute when Chance Myers scored on a good cross from about the six yards out.

San Jose did get on the board at the 72nd minute when Simon Dawkin was able to get one past Jimmy Nielsen to make it 2-1, which would be the final.

For more on Sporting Kansas City go visit The Daily Wiz and for everything on San Jose go check out Quake, Rattle and Roll.

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Sporting KC Looks To Rediscover Winning Ways Against San Jose

San Jose is missing their strikers and Sporting KC hais looking to regain the winning form that it should be having given its play. It has all the makings of both a redemption song and a trap game, so I make an attempt to predict the unpredictable.

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