May 27, 2012
Sporting holds off comeback-minded Quakes
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Trailing 2-0 at halftime, the San Jose Earthquakes nearly made their second comeback of the week on the road, but their second-half rally came up just short as they fell 2-1 to Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park on Sunday.
|Kei Kamara had a goal and an assist as Sporting Kansas City knocked off the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday.
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Sporting KC came out strong in the first half, scoring just five minutes into the game. Kei Kamara found C.J. Sapong with a cross to the back post and Sapong powered a volley past Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch.
Just minutes before halftime, Kamara was involved again, as he rose high to drive home a header from eight yards out. Michael Harrington picked out Kamara with a cross and he finished to make it 2-0 heading into the intermission.
San Jose’s strong second half culminated in Simon Dawkins’ goal in the 72nd minute. Ramiro Corrales knocked a header down to Dawkins, who took a touch around a defender before curling a shot to the far post over diving goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.
The victory snapped a four-game winless streak for Kansas City (8-3-1, 25 pts). San Jose falls to 8-3-3 (27).