Saturday, February 04, 2012

Sporting Win Preseason Opener

Sporting KC got their first preseason game under their belts today when they took on the San Jose Earthquakes today down in Arizona. The two teams started the game with what would likely be considered their first team lineup. Both teams got things started quickly in the game. The Quakes grabbed the lead inside the first 5 minutes, as Chris Wondolowski finished off a cross from Marvin Chavez. Only a minute or so later, Sporting were level. Kei Kamara finished a cross from Roger Espinoza to level the scoring at 1-1.

KC made full scale changes at half time, although other changes were made in the first half as well. Jon Kempin played the majority of the game after coming on for Jimmy Nielsen. Late in the second half, KC grabbed what proved to be the winner. CJ Sapong had been fouled 25 yards out from goal and Konrad Warzycha stepped up to take the free kick. From 25 yards out, Warzycha hit the free kick over the wall and it dipped into the net out of reach of Jon Busch. Sporting have another friendly upcoming a week from today against DC.


The Other George W. said...
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Anonymous said...

Great to know if there's Sporting KC players called up for the Olympics they'll have the depth to handle the absences.