SKC trounces Columbus to climb atop the East

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Updated: September 7, 2013

Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) – Sporting Kansas City moved to the top of
the Eastern Conference table on Saturday thanks to a comfortable 3-0 defeat of
the Columbus Crew at Sporting Park.

The wins sees Kansas City (13-9-6) move into the top spot for at least a day.
The Montreal Impact and Red Bull New York can climb back level with Sporting
on 45 points with wins over the New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo,
respectively, on Sunday.

Columbus (9-14-5) drops its 14th match of the season and first under the
guidance of interim head coach Brian Bliss as the club remains on 32 points.

Sporting was in front by the seventh minute after Will Trapp’s mistimed
challenge on Benny Feilhaber yielded a penalty kick, which Claudio Bieler
converted with great aplomb.

The home side’s advantage was doubled just before halftime when Soony Saad
capped a counterattack in the 41st minute by cutting the ball inside and
lashing a right-footed blast into the upper corner.

Sporting put the match to bed in the 55th minute when Oriol Rosell’s cross was
flicked on by C.J. Sapong and past the on-rushing Matt Lampson.