MLS early wrap: Sporting KC throttles Montreal; Revs, Fire win
An early slate of Saturday matches which started with a one-goal snoozer ramped up to include an absolute onslaught of goals as Major League Soccer continued its match week following Friday’s Pozuelo show in Ontario.
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Sporting KC 7-1 Montreal Impact
Krisztian Nemeth scored a hat trick as Sporting KC completely dominated visiting Montreal at Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday.
Johnny Russell scored two goals and added an assist, Felipe Gutierrez posted a goal and an assist, and Gerso Fernandes had a pair of assists in a win which puts the team at 2-1-1 on the young season.
Sixteen-year-old Gianluca Busio used the club’s sixth marker to record his second career MLS goal and first of the season. Saphir Taider struck in the 89th minute for Montreal’s only goal.
It was just... too... good from Peter Vermes’ men. The energy was enough even when the passes were a bit off, as Gerso showed this frightening burst of speed before putting the ball in the path of a sliding Nemeth for the game’s second goal.
New England Revolution 2-1 Minnesota United
Brad Friedel’s Revs finally have a win, and it came after the ex-Blackburn goalkeeper called out his men for a lackluster performance in its third-straight loss last week.
Carles Gil, to no one’s surprise, was at the heart of the victory. Gil now has three goals and an assist through five MLS appearances after setting up Jalil Anibaba for the opener.
Brandon Bye scored New England’s other goal, while Darwin Quintero converted a penalty kick for the Loons’ marker.
Chicago Fire 1-0 New York Red Bulls
Chicago put just one shot on target in its first win of the season, and it wasn’t its goal; Tim Parker’s own goal was the only marker of a poor match in Bridgeview.