Monday, April 9, 2018

LA Galaxy 0, Sporting Kansas City 2 | 2018 MLS Match Recap

Sporting Kansas City brought the LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic-induced good vibes to a screeching halt on Sunday night, confidently grinding out a well-earned 2-0 road victory at StubHub Center via second-half goals from Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell. 
Bossing possession and calmly repelling a steady stream of speculative Galaxy crosses, SKC's back line showed signs of returning to top form after looking leaky in their first few games of 2018, goalkeeper Tim Melia making 10 saves. At the other end, Salloi opened the scoring by following up on a loose ball in the LA penalty box with a shot that David Bingham will wish he'd done better with. 
Russell widened the lead with a twinkle-toed dance through the subpar LA back line, and while the Galaxy attack could rue hitting the woodwork and going close on a few occasions, they ran out of ideas down the stretch. Ibrahimovic entered to provide a late spark, but Melia would not be beaten.

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