Sporting KC tops Houston

Sporting KC

HOUSTON (AP) – Soony Saad scored late in the first half, and Dominic Dwyer added a penalty kick goal in the second to help 10-man Sporting Kansas City beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Friday night.

Kansas City snapped a five-game winless streak to improve to 6-5-4. Houston (5-9-2) has lost four straight – all shutouts – and hasn’t scored in 389 minutes.

Saad scored in the 45th minute, taking a pass from Benny Feilhaber and sending a shot into the right net from just the left of the upper half-circle.

Dwyer struck in the 70th, firing his penalty kick low into the right net and freezing Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric. Sporting was awarded the penalty kick after Houston’s A.J. Cochran had a hand ball in the box off a corner kick.

Kansas City played the final 69 minutes a man down after Toni Dovale was given a straight red card in the 21st minute for elbowing Houston’s Alex Lopez in the face.

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