Sporting Kansas City's dismantling of the New England Revolution was a study in how to make full use of a man advantage, as their attack punished the 10-man Revs on their way to a 3-0 drubbing at Livestrong Sporting Park.
In a weekend where not every team that enjoyed a man advantage could make the most of it, Sporting KC provided a textbook example of how to stretch a team open and break down a short-handed side. While some may argue whether Steven McCarthy's red card was even warranted, the reality is Sporting KC was already beginning to assert itself against their opponent.
Kei Kamara and C.J. Sapong helped lead the way, not only providing goals, but also delivering one of the better goal celebrations you will see. The victory was enough to earn SBI's MLS Team of the Week honors.
Here are the highlights from Sporting KC's victory:
There were several good team performances this past weekend in MLS play. Real Salt Lake had no trouble disposing of the New York Red Bulls, and the LA Galaxy easily dismantled D.C. United. The Portland Timbers deserve some credit as well for taking the attack to, and taking a road point from, a good FC Dallas side.
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