Archive for Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sporting KC ties Philadelphia, stretches unbeaten streak to 6

June 23, 2011

Sporting Kansas City had its two-game winning streak snapped Wednesday at the Philadelphia Union, but KC's six-match unbeaten streak rolled on with a 0-0 tie.

The streak is the third-longest active stretch in Major League soccer.

It didn't come easily, but a outstanding effort by goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen made it possible as he matched a career high with seven saves while recording his second straight shutout.

Philadelphia unleashed 26 total shots, seven of them on target. Kansas City was held without a shot on goal for just the third time in franchise history.

Sporting played without defender Aurelien Collin who was serving a mandatory one-game suspension for earning five yellow cards.

Sporting Kansas City improved to 3-6-5 this season and remained in ninth in the Eastern Conference.


— Captain Davy Arnaud became the third player in club history to surpass 19,000 regular-season minutes played in his MLS career.

— Defender Seth Sinovic, a Leawood native, started his third straight match and fourth of the season. Sporting KC is 2-0-2 with the local product in the starting lineup.


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