Defender Logan Ndenbi scored his second profession purpose and Daniel Saloi scored the insurance coverage purpose within the second half as Sporting Kansas Metropolis eradicated MLS high seed St. Louis Metropolis with a 2-1 win on Sunday.
Sporting KC took a 1-0 lead within the first half when Ndenbe used assists from Allan Pulido and Saloi to attain within the first minute of stoppage time. Saloi prolonged the result in 2-0 within the 73rd minute. It was Saloi’s fifth purpose of the post-season, tying him with Miklos Molnar for second most within the membership’s historical past. Predrag “Briki” Radosavljevic set the document with eight in two separate spells with the membership from 1996-2000 and 2002-2003.
Rookie Celio Pompeo scored his first playoff purpose when he acquired a cross from Njabulo Bloom within the 86th minute and slotted house to place St. Louis Metropolis inside attain. Pompeo had one purpose and two assists in 9 begins and 26 video games throughout the common season.
St. Louis had an distinctive first season within the NFL, successful the Western Convention title and posting the fourth-best document within the league general.
“It was a yr the place we had been challenged and we had been in a position to come out on high and take one other step ahead,” St. Louis coach Bradley Carnell stated after the sport.
“We have had a whole lot of highs and some lows to develop from. Sadly, we have not been in a position to get well from this little second we had been in. However what I noticed in the present day provides me hope, provides me hope for the longer term, energizes me and will get me excited for what’s to come back.”
Elsewhere, Denis Bouanga scored from a penalty kick within the first half, and Maxime Crepeau made an save for his former crew, as defending champion Los Angeles FC completed with a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps within the first spherical. Bwanga, who scored 20 targets throughout the common season to win the Golden Boot and was named a finalist for the MVP award, scored within the twenty fourth minute to offer Los Angeles the lead. Bouanga transformed the penalty kick after Mario Gonzalez fouled Whitecaps defender Tristan Blackmon. Crepeau, a member of the Whitecaps from 2018-2021, completed with 5 saves to earn the second clear sheet of his profession within the postseason – each with Los Angeles FC.