CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Sapong scored in the 47th minute to
help Sporting Kansas City improve to 4-0 this season with a 1-0
win over Chivas USA on Sunday night.
After both teams struggled to create offense in the first half,
Sporting KC got things going only 2 minutes into the second
half. Midfielder Graham Zusi unleashed a shot that hit the cross
bar but was able to scoop up the rebound and send it across the
goalmouth to Sapong, who headed home his third goal of the
Sporting KC nearly doubled the lead in the 74th when Kei Kamara
sent in a header that was stopped by a clutch palm save from
Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.
Chivas head coach Robin Fraser then had his team aggressively
push the ball, but poor finishing proved decisive and Sporting
KC was able to hold on.