Sporting thumps NYC FC, 3-1
Kansas City, Kan. ? Jimmy Medranda scored his first-career MLS goal, and Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a 3-1 win over New York City FC on Sunday night.
Medranda blasted a left-footer, from well outside the box, past Josh Saunders into the back of the net to give Sporting (8-8-4) a 2-1 lead in the 16th minute.
Benny Feilhaber’s tap-in goal, off the back of Saunders, opened the scoring in the eighth.
Frank Lampard tied it in the 14th minute, rolling a right-footer — off the feed from Ronald Matarrita — just inside the near post.
Feilhaber flicked the ball into the area, and Ike Opara outdueled defender Frederic Brillant at the top of the 6-yard box to slip the ball into the net in the 51st.
NYCFC (8-6-6) had its four-game winning streak snapped.