Vrioni scores 2 goals as Revolution beat Sporting KC 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Giacomo Vrioni scored two goals a few minutes apart to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

Vrioni first-timed a cross played by Emmanuel Boateng to open the scoring in the 31st minute and made it 2-0 in the 35th minute with a putback of a missed shot by Carles Gil.

Johnny Russell scored for Sporting KC (0-6-3).

The Revolution outshot Sporting KC 16-8, with nine shots on goal to three for Sporting KC.

Djordje Petrovic had two saves for the Revolution. Tim Melia stopped seven shots for Sporting KC.

Sporting played a man down after Andreu Fontàs was shown a red card for denying an obvious run scoring opportunity in the 61st minute.

Both teams next play Saturday. The Revolution host Cincinnati and Sporting KC hosts Montreal.


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