Sporting KC moves into first with rout of Colorado
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Alan Pulido scored in his first game back from international duty, Andreu Fontàs scored his first career MLS goal, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Colorado Rapids 4-0 on Saturday night.
Sporting KC (10-6-3) moved past Seattle and Portland and into first in the Western Conference standings with 33 points.
Pulido, who missed the last four games playing for Mexico and adhering to COVID-19 pandemic-related protocols, rolled one inside the post from the top of the area to open the scoring in the 54th minute.
Colorado (5-5-4) played for the first time since its 5-0 victory over San Jose on Sept. 23. It had been dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Fontàs put away a volley in the 67th and Gadi Kinda made it 3-0 in the 88th minute. The 26-year-old Kinda scored in back-to-back games for the third time this season, his first in MLS.
Gerso Fernandes capped the scoring in the third minute of stoppage time.