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Sporting Kansas City 2, Orlando City SC 1 | 2016 MLS Match Recap

It's been a frustrating couple of months for Sporting Kansas City but that frustration ended on Sunday as they beat Orlando City SC 2-1.

Sporting Kansas City took an astounding 16 shots int the first half  but somehow did not find the back of the net. The 16 were the most in the first half in a MLS game since September 2014.

They finally broke through in the 74th minute thanks to a beautiful ball from Benny Feilhaber. The former US international lifted the ball over the top to Jacob Peterson, who headed the ball to a streaking Dom Dwyer. The Englishman coolly finished to collect his fifth goal of the season.

Peterson followed it up with a goal of his own in the 79th minute, heading in a Roger Espinoza cross. The winner was Peterson's first goal of the season.

Box Score

Three Things

  1. SHOT BARRAGE: After failing to score on their 16 first-half shots, Sporting finally scored when they reached their 30th shot in the 74th minute. The team ended with 34 shots, the third-most in a MLS game and the most since 1998.
  2. THE ANSWER: Whatever the question is, Jacob Peterson is the answer. At least that's what those around Sporting Kansas City say. That proved to be true on Sunday as Peterson assisted on the team's first goal and scored the winner in just his second appearance of 2016.
  3. ORLANDO CONTINUES SLIDE: After going unbeaten in their first four games, Orlando City have hit a skid similar to that of Sporting's before this game. They are now winless in their last six matches, as they currently sit below the red line in the East.

Next Up

  • SKC: Saturday vs. Real Salt Lake (8:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE)
  • ORL: Saturday vs. Montreal Impact (7:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE in US | TSN2, RDS in Canada)