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SKC snaps skid, bolting past Minnesota with late goal

Johnny Russell is the hero late for SKC
Johnny Russell Sporting Kansas City
Posted at 10:04 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 00:56:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  — In need of a good result to turn the tide, Sporting Kansas City turned up the attacking pressure. Vaulting 21 shots against Minnesota United at Children’s Mercy Park Sunday, SKC broke through late to snap a four-match winless streak.

The game-winning goal came off the boot of forward Johnny Russell in the 80’ off an assist from Graham Zusi.

SKC Head Coach Peter Vermes’ crew opened the night with consistent pressure on the attack, generating 15 shots to Minnesota’s 1, the most in a half for SKC since June 2018.

SKC improved to 5-0-0 all-time in matches against Minnesota United at Children’s Mercy Park.

The team entered Sunday’s contest with a lengthy injury report, most notably midfielder Roger Espinoza and designated player Alan Pulido who continue to miss time with knocks.

Ilie Sanchez remains away from the club due to family issues.

Sporting KC improved to 6-3-2 (20 pts) on the season and will return to play Sept. 19 at home against FC Dallas.