There really is no place like home when it comes to Kansas.
After getting 10 road games under its belt before opening play in Livestrong Sporting Park, Sporting Kansas City has made a dramatic U-turn to vault all the way to second place in MLS' Eastern Conference. On the strength of two more home victories this past week — including one over rising contender D.C. United — Sporting K.C. earned SBI's MLS Team of the Week honors.
SKC dominated the Portland Timbers last Wednesday, getting two goals from Graham Zusi and jumping out to a 3-0 lead before conceding a late goal and settling for a 3-1 scoreline. On Sunday, Kei Kamara netted a fantastic goal to lift the club to a 1-0 victory over D.C., which entered the game with the best road record in the conference and could have surpassed SKC in the standings with a victory. Instead, SKC improved its record after its 1-6-3 start to 8-1-6 (and 9-7-9 overall) and is challenging for the conference crown.
SKC edged out Seattle, Columbus and Houston, who each came up with big victories, to take home this past week's honor.
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