MLS News: MLS: Sporting KC hand Sounders first home defeat

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Sporting KC gave the Seattle Sounders their first home defeat in nine games this season, scoring two goals in the first half and resisting Sunday’s 3-1 win at Lumen Field.

The win brought the guests within two points of the top Sounders in the MLS Western Conference rankings, with one game less played.

KC captain Johnny Russell set the tone in the 31st minute with a fine free-kick from outside the box to give the visitors the lead, and Daniel Salloi doubled the lead before half-time.

After Fredy Montero responded for Sounders in the 51st minute, Cameron Duke sneaked behind the defense in the 72nd minute to seal the win.

KC are unbeaten in their last five games and have only lost one in their last 10.

A brace from Gustavo Bou helped the New England Revolution expand their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Montreal.

Kacper Przybylko found the net for a third straight game, home a rebound in the 85th minute to save a 1-1 draw for Philadelphia against Inter Miami while Phil Neville’s side remain at the bottom of the table.

New York City FC equaled the season goal record, scoring four times in the second half in the 5-0 demolition of Orlando City.

Ola Kamara’s 27-minute goal gave DC United a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

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