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Quick Critique: Never quit attitude keeps Sporting KC streak alive

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There is no quit in Sporting Kansas City.

There was no quit in the team when it embarked on a 10-game road trip to open the 2011 MLS season. There was no quit in the team when it lost and tied games by conceding last minute goals.

There was no quit in the team when it was sitting in last place in the entire league with a single victory and there was no quit in the team Saturday night against Chivas USA.

After what can probably be called the worst half of the team's season thus far, Sporting KC found a way back into the game in the second half. Players moved the ball well and created quality chances. If it weren't for spectacular saves from the Chivas keeper, the game could have been much different. Instead, Sporting had to claw its way back into a game that it trailed 1-0 for the majority of. The team had to stay in the game mentally after Kei Kamara's shot, destined for the upper corner, was swatted away. The team had to stay in the game when Omar Bravo's low driven header was pushed just wide of the post.

They had to stay in the game. And they did.

Inside the third of four added minutes, a little luck and a lot of 'right place at the right time' allowed Sporting to score and extend its unbeaten streak. Kudos to Bravo for continuing his run and staying in that final offensive push. He was rewarded with the goal.

Sporting Kansas City is still undefeated in LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. The team next competes in the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday.

Comments

Curtis Lange 3 years, 1 month ago

Saturday evening's match was my first Sporting KC game and we were sitting very near the south goal. Can't have asked for a better finish to my first (of many) trips to Livestrong Sporting Park! The atmosphere was simply incredible.

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BritAbroad 3 years, 1 month ago

I have been to 3 of the games at Livestrong so far. The atmosphere is getting better by the game. The local fans support their team so well, as good as any I've ever seen. The never say die spirit of the team (and especially to play in that heat!) is awesome. SK are now my second fave team after my own UK team. (I just wish my team would play with the same committment) Give these guys the support they deserve in a fantastic stadium. You don't realise how lucky you are to have them and it so close. Go Sporting. P.S Can't wait for the Newcastle game.......I urge ALL you soccer fans to go watch. (watch out for Joey Barton, he's an animal!)

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BritAbroad 3 years, 1 month ago

I have been to 3 of the games at Livestrong so far. The atmosphere is getting better by the game. The local fans support their team so well, as good as any I've ever seen. The never say die spirit of the team (and especially to play in that heat!) is awesome. SK are now my second fave team after my own UK team. (I just wish my team would play with the same committment) Give these guys the support they deserve in a fantastic stadium. You don't realise how lucky you are to have them and it so close. Go Sporting. P.S Can't wait for the Newcastle game.......I urge ALL you soccer fans to go watch. (watch out for Joey Barton, he's an animal!)

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BritAbroad 3 years, 1 month ago

I must have meant it, I said it twice! My bad.Sorry

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