Sporting KC prevails over Colorado Rapids 2-1 with D. Salloi scoring 2 goals

KANSAS CITY. Sporting KC beat Colorado Rapids to win 2-1. D. Salloi was the key to score 2 goals.

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KANSAS CITY. Sporting KC defeated Colorado Rapids to win 2-1. D. Salloi was the key to score 2 goals. It was Sporting KC to strike first with a goal of D. Salloi at the 24′. Then it was a goal in the 29′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, D. Salloi gave the win to Sporting KC in the 50′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Colorado Rapids lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

Sporting KC remained in 9 people redcard A. Fontas (90′ for a red card) and D. Salloi (90′ for a red card) were sent off. Also, Colorado Rapids had 2 players sent off: A. Trusty (90′ for a double yellow card) and L. Esteves (90′ for a red card).

The match was played at the Children’s Mercy Park stadium in Kansas City on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Drew Fischer with the help of Katie Nesbitt and Meghan Mullen. The 4th official was Joe Dickerson. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 22 degrees Celsius or 71.64 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

Colorado Rapids was in firm control of the ball 59% while Sporting KC was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Colorado Rapids was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 4 were on target. Notwithstanding, Sporting KC was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Sporting KC shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Colorado Rapids shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.

Cards

Sporting KC received 3 yellow cards (F. Hernandez, L. Ndenbe and D. Salloi). On the opposite side, Colorado Rapids received 6 yellow cards (D. Wilson, A. Trusty, L. Abubakar, M. Kaye, D. Rubio and L. Esteves).

Also, Colorado Rapids didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Trusty (Colorado Rapids) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (90′).

L. Esteves (Colorado Rapids) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).

After playing this match, Sporting KC will have 9 points to stay in the 26th place. On the opposite side, Colorado Rapids will stay with 15 points like Houston Dynamo, Atlanta United, Portland Timbers and Nashville SC to stay in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 3'
    3'

    D. Wilson

  • 24'
    24'

    D. Salloi

  • 29'
    29'

    L. Esteves

  • 34'
    34'

    M. Tzionis

    N. Vujnovic

  • 46'
    46'

    M. Kaye

    J. Price

  • 50'
    50'

    D. Salloi

  • 58'
    58'

    F. Hernandez

  • 64'
    64'

    M. Barrios

    G. Zardes

  • 78'
    78'

    A. Trusty

  • 79'
    79'

    L. Ndenbe

  • 82'
    82'

    N. Mezquida

    B. Acosta

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Abubakar

  • 90'
    90'

    A. Trusty

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Rubio

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Esteves

  • 90'
    90'

    A. Fontas

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Esteves

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Salloi

  • 90'
    90'

    C. Duke

    M. Tzionis

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Salloi

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Sporting KC will play away with SJ Earthquakes on the 22nd of May with a 14-9 head to head stats in favor of Sporting KC (4 draws).

Colorado Rapids will host Seattle Sounders on the 23rd of May with a 22-7 head to head record in favor of Seattle Sounders (4 draws).

Sporting KC: Formation and Lineups

Sporting KC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Peter Vermes chose to play with the following team: Timothy Melia (6.6), Ben Sweat (6.6), Kortne Ford (7.4), Andreu Fontàs (6.9), Logan Ndenbe (6.2), Rémi Walter (6.5), Oriol Rosell (7.1), Felipe Hernández (6.6), Johnny Russell (6.6), Nikola Vujnović (6.7) and Dániel Sallói (8.4).

Substitutes

Sporting KC made only 1 change substituting N. Vujnovic for M. Tzionis (34′)​.

Top player: Dániel Sallói

The player who no doubt impressed Sporting KC the most was Dániel Sallói.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 29 passes (65% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.

Colorado Rapids: Formation and Lineups

Colorado Rapids started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

On the other side, Robin Fraser played with: William Yarbrough (6.1), Lalas Abubakar (6.5), Danny Wilson (6.6), Auston Trusty (7.3), Keegan Rosenberry (6.8), Jack Price (7.0), Bryan Acosta (7.0), Lucas Esteves (7.0), Diego Rubio (6.8), Gyasi Zardes (7.3) and Jonathan Lewis (7.4).

Substitutes

Colorado Rapids made 3 changes: J. Price for M. Kaye (46′), G. Zardes for M. Barrios (64′) and B. Acosta for N. Mezquida (82′).

Top player: Jonathan Lewis

The player who no doubt impressed Colorado Rapids the most was Jonathan Lewis.

His rating is (7.4) with 9 passes (100% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 8. He performed 3 crosses.

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