Pedro Santos added a goal in the 43rd minute from the penalty spot.
SKC started with a less than full strength starting lineup, with the likes of Alan Pulido, Matt Besler and Roger Espinoza entering in the 60th minute.
- 1' - CLB - Zardes
- 43' - CLB - Pedro Santos (PK)
Columbus Crew: Not immediately available
Sporting Kansas City first 60 minutes (4-3-3): John Pulskamp; Jaylin Lindsey, Graham Smith, Botond Barath, Amadou Dia; Camden Riley, Gianluca Busio, Cameron Duke; Johnny Russell, Wilson Harris, Tucker Lepley
Sporting Kansas City final 30 minutes (4-3-3): Richard Sanchez; Graham Zusi, Roberto Puncec, Matt Besler, Luis Martins; Ilie Sanchez, Roger Espinoza, Gadi Kinda; Khiry Shelton, Alan Pulido, Daniel Salloi