Mighty Sporting Kansas City doesn't look so mighty anymore. After starting the season with seven straight wins, they have now lost consecutive matches thanks to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Montreal Impact on Saturday. More amazingly, this one came at Livestrong Sporting Park, where Kansas City seemed unbeatable, but clearly such rules do not apply to Canadians.
The Impact got on the board thanks to a great strike by Felipe Martins. Sporting didn't bother to close him down because he was more than 30 yards out, but that's only because they didn't think he had a rocket of a shot into the side netting. He did and Montreal were in front.
After the break, Montreal was able to extend their lead when Lamar Neagle got in behind the defense. Aurelien Collin made a last ditch effort to stop Neagle, but all he did was foul the Impact midfielder. The referee pointed to the spot and Patrice Bernier buried it to put Montreal up 2-0.
Sporting didn't take just their loss. They came back and tried to get back in the match, but it just wasn't their day. Their finishing was sloppy as several headers sailed wide of the goal and Donovan Ricketts was there to make saves for Montreal when necessary as Sporting fell again.