Sporting Kansas City's former fortress Livestrong Sporting Park had turned into a haven for visiting teams so apparently they figured, "let's just get away from home and we'll get three points". It proved to be sound logic, too, because they went to Gillette Stadium on Saturday night and thanks to a goal by Teal Bunbury, topped the New England Revolution 1-0 to get back on track.
Bunbury's goal came in the 20th minute when he was able to use one good touch and his speed to beat the slow-footed Revs defense. Bunbury gave chase to a ball near midfield, which the Revolution defense also stepped up to try to get, but Bunbury got there first. He then used one touch to flick the ball over the top and then gave chase. Nobody on New England was going to be able to chase down Bunbury, who got to the ball, settled and curled the ball low inside the post to give Sporting the lead.
From that point on, Kansas City was very disciplined and was clearly thinking defend before attack. They were organized and maybe even sometimes cynical, committing 21 fouls to slow down the Revs. It proved effective as the Revs struggled to create chances and when the final whistle went, Sporting could not be happier to finally be back on the smiling side of the scoreboard.