Sporting Kansas City vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Football Match Report – October 2, 2022

William Agada scored his eighth goal in his last nine games as hosts Sporting Kansas City cruised to a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday.

John Pulskamp finished with one save to score his third clean sheet this season for Sporting Kansas City (11-15-7, 40 points), which improved to 5-0-2 in its last seven games and has extended their home winning streak to six. matches.

– Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (US)

Sporting Kansas City’s last defeat was a 4-3 decision against Austin FC on August 13, while their last home defeat was a 2-0 decision against the same club on July 30.

Sporting Kansas City also avenged a 3-0 loss at Seattle on June 25.

Stefan Frei made 10 saves for the Sounders (12-17-4, 40 points), which were eliminated from the playoffs for the first time since their expansion season in MLS in 2009.

Seattle leading scorer Raul Ruidiaz did not play on Sunday after suffering a sprained ankle while on international duty with Peru. Cristian Roldan, however, made his first start since the Sounders’ 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on August 14.

Agada was denied by Frei on three best chances to score early in the first half before solving the goalkeeper in the 41st minute. Agada’s eighth goal of the season put him level with Daniel Salloi for the club’s top honours.

Salloi’s cross in the middle of the box was hit by Agada, who turned and fired a shot past Frei. Agada’s eight goals this season are tied with Salloï for the team lead.

The goalkeeper made a diving save on Agada’s shot from the top of the box in the 17th minute. Frei repeated the feat 11 minutes later on Agada’s header, then got back to his feet to thwart the striker from close range.

Comments are closed.