Sporting Kansas City continued their perfect start to the MLS season with a 1-0 win over Chivas USA on Sunday.
A 47th-minute goal from CJ Sapong helped Peter Vermes’ team make it four wins from as many games, giving them a six-point advantage atop the Eastern Conference.
Graham Zusi struck a powerful 25-yard drive onto the crossbar, and the midfielder followed up to square a header to Sapong.
Sapong nodded in from close range for what was the only goal of the game at The Home Depot Center.
Chivas went close to levelling soon after, but midfielder Nick LaBrocca’s shot struck the post and bounced clear, with his side unable to find an equaliser.
In the day’s other game, the Colorado Rapids returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at home to Chicago Fire.
Omar Cummings swept home the opener on 58 minutes after a Brian Mullan cut-back, before the Rapids, who were thrashed by the New York Red Bulls last time out, sealed the points late on.
Chicago goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi kept out Kamani Hill’s first effort, but the substitute reacted quickest and placed the rebound into the bottom corner.
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