Sporting Kansas City snapped a five-game winless streak, thanks in large part to a 16-year-old.
Gianluca Busio, the third-youngest player to start an MLS game, assisted on the game’s only goal from Diego Rubio as SKC picked up a 1-0 road win over the shorthanded Houston Dynamo in a chippy Western Conference matchup between slumping sides Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Dynamo played down one man for most of the game after Alejandro Fuenmayor was shown a straight red card in the 14th minute for a clattering hit on Busio’s head. Houston manager Wilmer Cabrera was then ejected at halftime for arguing with referee Chris Penso in the tunnel, and the Dynamo went down two more men deep in stoppage time when Darwin Ceren and Alberth Elis were both shown red cards.
The Dynamo still had chances, particularly on a 62nd-minute look from Elis, but saw their own winless streak extend to five.
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MOMENT OF THE MATCH
: It looked like the Dynamo might be able to escape with a point, until Busio had a nice little flick of
's pass right to a streaking Rubio, who put it away for his fourth goal of the year.