Sporting KC breaks ice in PKs, advance past Whitecaps into quarterfinals

Sporting KC wins in PKs
Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 06:35:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took a while, but Sporting Kansas City saved the best for last on a late-night, advancing 3-1 in penalty kicks early Monday morning against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Sporting attempted 36 shots on goal, a club record. Vancouver goalkeeper Thomas Hasal, who entered Orlando as the team’s third-stringer, recorded eight saves.

“He was the difference-maker all game,” said SKC goalkeeper Tim Melia, who improved to 3-0 in PKs with the club. “He kept that team in and he had a great performance."

Sporting will face the Philadelphia Union on July 30 at 7 p.m.