CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Ike Opara scored on a bicycle kick in Sporting Kansas City’s 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.
Opara made it 2-0 with his stunning score over charging goalkeeper Clement Diop in the 35th minute after taking a lofted pass from Matt Besler.
Roger Espinoza opened the scoring for Kansas City in the 22nd when Diop’s double-fisted punch of Espinoza’s long shot ricocheted into the net.
Kansas City, first in the Western Conference at 8-4-6, came in with a league-low 11 goals conceded, and Tim Melia nearly posted a shutout. But in the 77th, Dave Romney headed in a rebound that Melia couldn’t quite control as the ball made its way over the line.
The Galaxy (6-6-4) are a league-worst 1-4-3 at home. Their eight-game unbeaten streak in MLS play ended.
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