Brandon Wolak, KC SportsNation
When it rains it pours. Since the rebrand, Sporting Kansas City have scored four goals in a game only three times in MLS play. On Saturday, Dom Dwyer and Aurelien Collin made it four times – scoring two goals each. Sporting (3-1-2) defeated the Montreal Impact (0-4-3) 4-0 in front of another sold out crowd at Sporting Park – the 40th consecutive – and it felt downright historical and magical.
Scoring got underway in the 31st minute after Matt Besler rifled a throw into the box, which eventually ricocheted off of Callum Mallace for an own goal. Aurelien Collin was initially credited for the score, but after seeing several reviews, it was clear that Mallace had the definitive touch.
Montreal is a bad team right now, and this goal is an apt metaphor for the club’s current state of affairs.
Collin was not to be denied on the night though. He notched a goal (Lawrence Olum with the assist) in the 71st minute to put Sporting up 2-0.
The fun was just getting started.
Dom Dwyer added goals in the 74th minute (assist by Jacob Peterson) and 86th minute (assist by Graham Zusi).