Sunday’s result: Sporting K.C. 2, Fire 1
AP July 7, 2013 4:58PM
BRIDGEVIEW, IL - JULY 07: Bakary Soumare #4 of the Chicago Fire battles for the ball with Teal Bunbury #9 of Sporting Kansas City during an MLS match at Toyota Park on July 7, 2013 in Bridgeview, Illinois. Sporting Kansas City defeated the Fire 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Benny Feilhaber and Graham Zusi scored in the first eight minutes, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Sunday, snapping Chicago’s three-match winning streak.
The victory was only Kansas City’s second in the last seven matches, giving SKC 30 points.
Kansas City’s two goals were scored 2 minutes 14 seconds apart.
Feilhaber scored his first of the season in the sixth minute, hammering a right-footed shot from 16 yards when a throw-in by defender Matt Besler deflected off two players and ended up at his feet.
Chicago goalkeeper Paulo Tornaghi couldn’t stop that shot, and seemed surprised by midfielder Zusi’s nonchalant 20-yard shot soon after. It curled over Tornaghi and into the upper right-hand corner.
Mike Magee cut the margin to 2-1 in the 38th minute.