Ike Opara boosts Sporting KC by Crew

October 6, 2013
By Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ike Opara scored in the 17th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night.

Kansas City (15-10-6) entered with the best goals-against average in MLS (0.97) and prevented the Crew from attacking through the midfield as Jimmy Nielsen made his only save on Federico Higuain's 30-yard free kick in the 77th minute. Nielsen's 11th shutout moved KC to within two points of Eastern Conference leader New York.
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