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sporting kansas city-minnesota united game preview


7 p.m. vs. sporting kansas city • ch. 29, 1500-ampreview: for the fourth time this season, minnesota united (10-16-5, ninth in the west) will face rival sporting kansas city (12-7-11, third in the west). the loons won the first matchup 2-0 in may before dropping back-to-back games — 3-0 and 4-0 — in june. the latter knocked them from the u.s. open cup tournament, which kansas city went on to win.quotable: “you know that it’s going to get no easier whatever team [kansas city coach peter vermes] puts out because they’ll play their 4-3-3. they’re really good at it. they don’t change for anybody. for a coach’s speak, all their players know their roles and responsibilities so well.” – united coach adrian heath on kansas city.playoffs: neither kansas city nor united has qualified for the playoff






sporting kc trades olum to portland for first-round draft pick


kansas city, kan. -- sporting kansas city has traded midfielder lawrence olum to the portland timbers for a first-round pick in the 2018 draft and $50,000 in general allocation money.the major league soccer club announced the trade friday.the 32-year-old olum spent five seasons with sporting kc, making 105 appearances across all competitions. the member of the kenyan national team spent four seasons in kansas city before a year with malaysian club kedah fa, then returned to sporting kc last season.he appeared in the 2012 u.s. open cup final and the 2013 mls cup, and last year helped sporting kc reach the mls cup playoffs for a club-record sixth consecutive year.






minnesota united, 2 sporting kansas city 0


matt weber – tns - tnsgallery: minnesota united defender brent kallman (14) jumps on sporting kansas city's forward dom dwyer (14) on sunday, may 7, 2017 in minneapolis, minn.






gameday preview: sporting kansas city at minnesota united


12:30 p.m. sunday vs. sporting kc tcf bank stadium • fs1, 1500-amrivalry renewed in the big leaguespreview: minnesota united (2-5-2) faces strong competition in western conference leader sporting kansas city (5-1-3), which has allowed the fewest goals in the league at just three. united’s offense has sputtered in the past four matches, scoring just three goals compared to 10 in the first five. this will be kansas city’s third match in nine days, however, having won two home matches, 3-0 on april 29 and 2-0 wednesday.this history: despite it being united’s first season in mls, the loons already have established a bit of a rivalry with kansas city. the teams met in a u.s. open cup match in 2014, a 2-0 victory for kansas city against a 10-man united. they met again in the tournament last seas






sporting kc aims to remain hot at home vs. minnesota (jun 03, 2017)


following a stretch of four road games in the last five contests, sporting kansas city returns to children’s mercy park on saturday looking to extend a 15-match home unbeaten streak against minnesota united fc. minnesota will be looking to notch its first road victory in franchise history. sporting kansas city (6-4-4, 22 points) stands in second place in the western conference after falling to colorado last weekend. the road has been unfriendly to kansas city, as it owns a 1-4-3 ledger away from home — including a 2-0 loss to minnesota on may 7. minnesota (4-7-2, 14 points) is tied for ninth place with real salt lake in the club’s inaugural year in mls. minnesota is coming off a 1-0 win over orlando city at tcf bank stadium. the loons have yet to win a road contest, going 0-4-2 in their fi






gameday preview: minnesota united fc at sporting kansas city


7:30 p.m. at sporting kansas city • youtubeloons have chance for revengepreview: united has the rare chance for an immediate rematch with sporting kansas city, albeit in a different competition. after an awful 3-0 loss at children’s mercy park on june 3, the loons are back there again in the u.s. open cup, a competition that pits all levels of soccer in the u.s. against each other. while united is 4-8-2 and kansas city is 7-4-5 in the league, this is both teams’ first match in the open cup’s fourth round.history: kansas city has had success against united in the tournament, winning 2-0 in 2014 and 2-1 in extra time in 2016. and this season, the teams already have met twice in league play, with united winning the first contest 2-0.absences: for kansas city, d erik palmer-brown (thigh), f la






sporting kc looks to extend home unbeaten streak against minnesota


following a stretch of four road games in the last five contests, sporting kansas city returns to children’s mercy park on saturday looking to extend a 15-match home unbeaten streak against minnesota united fc.minnesota will be looking to notch its first road victory in franchise history.sporting kansas city (6-4-4, 22 points) stands in second place in the western conference after falling to colorado last weekend. the road has been unfriendly to kansas city, as it owns a 1-4-3 ledger away from home — including a 2-0 loss to minnesota on may 7.minnesota (4-7-2, 14 points) is tied for ninth place with real salt lake in the club’s inaugural year in mls. minnesota is coming off a 1-0 win over orlando city at tcf bank stadium. the loons have yet to win a road contest, going 0-4-2 in their first






sporting kc brings soony saad back on two-year deal


kansas city, kan. -- sporting kansas city has signed forward soony saad to a two-year contract, reuniting the lebanese forward with the major league soccer club.the deal includes an option for the 2019 season and was announced monday by the team.saad played for sporting kc from 2011-14 before spending the past two seasons in thailand. he had 14 goals and 71 ists in 71 appearances during his first stint with sporting kc.the lebanese national team member says in a statement he has matured during his time in thailand and is "ecstatic for the opportunity to return."






one and done: sporting kc schools loons 4-0 in u.s. open cup


kansas city, kan. – minnesota united fc won't head back to kansas city this season, and likely won't shed any tears over it.the loons returned wednesday for a fourth-round lamar hunt u.s. open cup match against sporting kansas city, only 11 days after being blown out at children's mercy park.the competition was different, but the result — a decisive 4-0 sporting kc victory — was the nearly the same.the loss was a secondary concern for the loons after the game. defender joseph greenspan left the field on a stretcher and was taken to an area hospital after colliding with sporting kc's roger espinoza.training staff tended to greenspan for 10 minutes. he gave a thumbs-up to the crowd as he was taken off the field. an update on greenspan's condition wasn't available immediately after the game.






sporting kc breaks out for 3 goals, cruises against colorado


kansas city, kan. — seth sinovic and dominic dwyer each scored goals and added assists and sporting kansas city cruised to a 3-1 win over colorado on sunday.the win snaps sporting kc's five match losing streak to the rapids while extending its home unbeaten streak to 12. kansas city's three goals were more than in its first four games combined.sinovic put sporting kc (2-0-3) on the board early with a goal in the sixth minute. after dwyer's attempt was saved by rapids goalkeeper tim howard, sinovic corralled the ricochet and hammered the goal home. kansas city led 1-0 at the break.gerso fernandes made it 2-0 in the 58th minute, and dwyer added a second insurance goal in the 85th minute to put the match away. sinovic started the play by finding soni mustivar streaking up the sideline. mustiv






sporting kc renews bitter rivalry with real salt lake


one of mls’s fiercest rivalries renews saturday evening as sporting kansas city hosts real salt lake at children’s mercy park in kansas city, kan.real salt lake, which fell to sporting kc on the 10th penalty kick in the 2013 mls cup, is unbeaten in seven straight regular-season meetings between the sides, collecting four wins and three draws.rsl (2-4-2, 8 points) owns two wins and two draws in its last four regular-season visits to kansas city, including a pair of victories last season. sporting kc’s seven-game drought in the series is its longest active winless skid against any mls opponent.sporting kc (3-1-3, 12 points) hopes to end that streak and continue another one. with a win or a draw, sporting will set a club record with its 13th straight regular-season home match without a loss.






sporting kc shuts down fc dallas in 2-0 win


kansas city, kan. — diego rubio scored on a blast off graham zusi's corner kick in the 42nd and sporting kansas city beat fc dallas 2-0 on saturday night to move back atop the western conference standings.playing in front of its 100th straight sellout, sporting kc (10-5-10) extended its home unbeaten streak to 22 to match the fourth-longest home run in mls history.in stoppage time, zusi also set up gerso fernandes' goal that sealed it. fernandes took a long pass from zusi down the right side, juked a defender and rifled a left-footed shot that curled in on the side of the net.sporting kc hasn't lost to dallas (9-6-8) since the beginning of the 2012 league season. dallas has just one goal in its last four matches.






sporting kc aims to keep home dominance vs. impact (jun 10, 2017)


first-place sporting kansas city is proving to be the class of the western conference after 15 games this season. on saturday, sporting kansas city will be looking to teach the montreal impact a lesson or two. kansas city (7-4-4, 25 points) will put a club-record 16-game home unbeaten streak on the line when the impact (4-4-4, 16 points) visit children’s mercy park. both teams will be without several players who are on international leave. the home team will be without defenders matt besler and graham zusi, who were called up by the united states men’s national team, and forward soony saad, who is on leave with lebanon. “we knew it was coming. the same thing will happen with the gold cup (next month),” sporting kansas city coach peter vermes told the team’s website. “this always winds up b






sporting kansas city, dallas tie 0-0 in mls


kansas city, kan. — tim melia made five saves to help sporting kansas city tie dallas 0-0 on saturday night in its home opener.sporting kc (0-0-2) remained scoreless this season. jesse gonzalez made two saves for defending supporters' shield champion dallas (1-0-1).dallas missed opportunities in the first half. matt hedges headed the ball to melia off paxton pomykal's corner kick in the 26th minute, and cristian colman's shot hit a post two minutes later. it was the mls debut for 17-year-old pomykal, who signed as a homegrown player in september.dom dwyer had a clear shot for sporting kc in the 58th minute, but his header from the center went wide, and his 87th-minute headed attempt was blocked. dwyer scored 16 league goals last season and a team-record 22 league goals in 2014.the home tea






sporting kc returns home for matchup against philadelphia union


sporting kansas city will look to regain its home swagger as it hosts the philadelphia union in a rare thursday contest at children’s mercy park. sporting kansas city is smarting after a lackluster first half and several missed second-half opportunities resulted in just a point following a 1-1 draw versus the portland timbers last saturday. sporting kansas city still owns an 18-match home unbeaten streak dating back more than a year. the team is 6-0-3 at home this season and is unbeaten in seven straight matches over all competitions. while skc (8-4-7, 31 points, tied for first in the western conference) is looking to rebound from a small bump in the road, philadelphia still is trying to recover from a horrendous start to the season. an 0-4-4 start after eight matches dug a hole for the un






one and done: sporting kc schools loons 4-0 in u.s. open cup


kansas city, kan. – minnesota united fc might be new to major league soccer, but it’s very familiar with sporting kansas city.wednesday marked the third time in four years that the two teams met in lamar hunt u.s. open cup play.for the first 42 minutes, the loons got what they wanted: a nondescript match that kept sporting kc’s potent offense mired in the middle of the field.the final three minutes of the first half proved disastrous, and told the story of sporting kc’s 4-0 victory at children’s mercy park.the home team opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, when sporting kc defender ike opara headed home a corner kick from graham zusi. venegas headed the ball in front of sporting kansas city defender seth sinovic during the first half. kc scored twice in each half and beat the loons for t






mancosu's late goal lifts impact to 1-1 tie with sporting kc


kansas city, kan. — matteo mancosu scored a late goal to help the short-handed montreal impact to a 1-1 draw with sporting kansas city on saturday night.evan bush had four saves — including a diving stop of benny feilhaber's shot in the opening minutes — for montreal (4-4-5). the impact are without seven players on international duty.mancuso ran after a free ball and, from just inside the box, chipped it over the head of a charging tim melia into the corner of the net to make it 1-1 in the 82nd minute.gerso fernandes gave sporting kc (7-4-5) a 1-0 lead in the 24th, running onto a long arcing pass by ilie sanchez, shielding off kyle fisher and side-netting a running half-volley.melia had six saves for sporting kc, which is 13-0-4 in its last 17 home matches.






one and done: sporting kc schools loons 4-0 in u.s. open cup


kansas city, kan. – minnesota united fc might be new to major league soccer, but it’s very familiar with sporting kansas city.wednesday marked the third time in four years that the two teams met in lamar hunt u.s. open cup play.for the first 42 minutes, the loons got what they wanted: a nondescript match that kept sporting kc’s potent offense mired in the middle of the field.the final three minutes of the first half proved disastrous, and told the story of sporting kc’s 4-0 victory at children’s mercy park.the home team opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, when sporting kc defender ike opara headed home a corner kick from graham zusi. venegas headed the ball in front of sporting kansas city defender seth sinovic during the first half. kc scored twice in each half and beat the loons for t






defense likely to be the storyline as sporting kc hosts rapids


defense probably will be the storyline as two of the stingiest teams in mls square off at children’s mercy park sunday evening, when the colorado rapids travel to face sporting kansas city for a 7 p.m. et kickoff.colorado (1-1-1, 4 points) led mls with 32 goals allowed in 2016, fewer than a goal per game. the rapids also led mls with 13 clean sheets, more than one in every three games.sporting kc (1-0-3, 6 points) is taking that stat and running with it, as it has allowed one goal in four games, including three 0-0 draws.“obviously we want to get three points every game,” kansas city defender seth sinovic said. “unfortunately, a few bounces haven’t gone our way. at the same time, we’re defending very well as a team.”sporting is 8-0-3 in its last 11 matches at home. a win or draw against co






with dwyer suspended, sporting kc looks to bounce back in orlando


orlando city sc will be looking to bounce back from its worst loss of the season on saturday when the lions put their perfect home mark on the line against sporting kansas city.orlando city (6-3-0, 18 points) sustained a 4-0 drubbing at houston in its last time out for its second straight loss.the lions have been stellar at home and enter the weekend in second place in the eastern conference. the lions have outscored visitors 8-2 in five straight victories at home to start the season.“their fans seem to be really into creating an environment that’s difficult to play in,” sporting kc coach peter vermes told reporters this week. “from a player’s point of view, that is an environment you want be a part of when you’re a professional.”sporting kc (5-2-3, 18 points) also is coming off a shutout






sporting kc, toronto fc play to 0-0 tie


toronto — toronto fc played to a 0-0 tie with sporting kansas city in their home opener friday night in a matchup of unbeaten mls teams.toronto (1-0-3) had more chances on a wet, windy night, but was unable to finish off sporting kansas city (1-0-3) before a crowd of 27,909 at bmo field.sebastian giovinco, yet to score this season, almost broke the deadlock in the 59th minute but his free kick hit the crossbar.toronto manager greg vanney brought on jozy altidore in the 62nd minute and armando cooper in the 76th in a bid to beef up the offense. but it was kansas city that came close in the closing minutes when a corner kick flashed through the toronto penalty box before it was headed away.kansas city is now unbeaten in its last eight games against toronto."it's a frustrating night because i






sporting kc visits fc dallas in matchup of unbeatens


it’s too early in the season to call it anything but a match of unbeatens, but saturday’s match between fc dallas and sporting kansas city at toyota stadium in frisco, texas, looks like it could be a classic.it’s these teams’ second matchup of the young season, having played to a scoreless draw in kansas city on march 11. sporting kansas city owned 69 percent possession and outshot fc dallas 14-6 but was unable to penetrate the dallas defense.both teams have focused on defense early this season. sporting kc (3-0-3, 12 points) has recorded an mls-best four shutouts and allowed a league-low two goals. neither goal occurred in regulation time.fc dallas (3-0-2, 11 points) has remained tough to beat in mls competition. the club is 5-0-5 in its last 10 regular-season matches dating to last seaso






besler, zusi are back with sporting kc for match at toronto


two teams in identical positions head into bmo field on friday as sporting kansas city and toronto fc finish the first month of the new mls season.both are coming off bye weeks and have a win and two draws in their first three games.toronto fc, however, will be playing its home opener and competes in its first game at bmo field since its heartbreaking defeat in last season’s mls cup final.“(bmo field) is a field that we want to make a fortress, and we know the city wants it to happen and the fans want it to happen,” defender drew moor said. “we’re right there with them. it needs to be a place that’s very difficult to come in and believe that you’re going to get anything, and it starts for us on friday night.”the week off benefited toronto as it gave star forward sebastian giovinco the chan






danladi scores 1st goal, minnesota united upsets sporting kc


minneapolis — abu danladi scored his first career mls goal and added an assist and minnesota united stunned sporting kansas city 2-0 on sunday.sporting kc (5-2-3) began the day in a first-place tie atop the western conference with fc dallas while minnesota has struggled in its expansion season, entering 10 points behind kansas city.dablani struck first for minnesota united in the 22nd minute. the rookie forward and first overall selection in the 2017 mls draft streaked through the center of the box, took a pass from miguel ibarra, and hammered it through. christian ramirez added the insurance goal for minnesota with a header in the 39th minute, set up by danladi and ibarra.the match is the first time this season sporting kc has trailed by two goals, and the first time minnesota united led






minnesota united fc springs upset on sporting kc


for the first time this season, minnesota united’s offense and defense were in sync.in fact, the 2-0 victory against sporting kansas city on sunday at tcf bank stadium was probably the closest to a finished product the loons have fielded all season.well, except for one aspect that midfielder sam cronin razzed rookie abu danladi about after the match.“he said he’s disappointed in my celebration because we talked about it, and he’s like, ‘you score, you have to do a great celebration,’ and i was like, ‘well, in the moment i didn’t know. i was too excited,’ ” danladi said. “i don’t even remember what i did.”what the no. 1 draft pick actually did after scoring in the 22nd minute was run over to wingman and assister miguel ibarra and catch him in his arms, a simple and generous way to commemora






minnesota united fc springs an upset on sporting kc


for the first time this season, minnesota united’s offense and defense were in sync.in fact, the 2-0 victory against sporting kansas city on sunday at tcf bank stadium was probably the closest to a finished product the loons have fielded all season.well, except for one aspect that midfielder sam cronin razzed rookie abu danladi about after the match.“he said he’s disappointed in my celebration because we talked about it, and he’s like, ‘you score, you have to do a great celebration,’ and i was like, ‘well, in the moment i didn’t know. i was too excited,’ ” danladi said. “i don’t even remember what i did.”what the no. 1 draft pick actually did after scoring in the 22nd minute was run over to wingman and assister miguel ibarra and catch him in his arms, a simple and generous way to commemora






minnesota united fc springs upset on sporting kc


for the first time this season, minnesota united’s offense and defense were in sync.in fact, the 2-0 victory against sporting kansas city on sunday at tcf bank stadium was probably the closest to a finished product the loons have fielded all season.well, except for one aspect that midfielder sam cronin razzed rookie abu danladi about after the match.“he said he’s disappointed in my celebration because we talked about it, and he’s like, ‘you score, you have to do a great celebration,’ and i was like, ‘well, in the moment i didn’t know. i was too excited,’ ” danladi said. “i don’t even remember what i did.”what the no. 1 draft pick actually did after scoring in the 22nd minute was run over to wingman and assister miguel ibarra and catch him in his arms, a simple and generous way to commemora






opara's bicycle-kick goal highlight of sporting kc's 2-1 win


carson, calif. — 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.






san jose earthquakes suffers first loss, 2-1 to sporting kansas city


kansas city, kansas — san jose nearly overcame a two-goal deficit to escape with points for the second-straight week.a slow start proved to be too much for the earthquakes this time, falling to sporting kansas city 2-1.it wasn’t without a valiant effort in the final three minutes.trailing 2-0 in extra time, florian jungwirth got the quakes on the board with a shot over his shoulder and into the back of the net.“there were a lot of guys in one place,” said jungwirth, who scored his first mls goal. “i saw the one guy who was on me was a bit sleepy, so i ran around him and danny (hoesen) gave me the ball. sure it was lucky. i tried to hit it with my left and it was perfect.”even then, san jose didn’t look out of it. in the final minute of stoppage time simon dawkins put a shot on goal that fo






mls suspends tim howard for interactions with fans; players’ union not happy abo


espn reports that howard also grabbed a sporting kansas city fan by the arm as he left the field that day.mls’ announcement of howard’s suspension said that the goalkeeper was being disciplined “for foul language directed toward a fan during the rapids’ 3-1 loss against sporting kansas city and for an altercation with a fan following the game.”the colorado rapids, howard’s team, released a statement friday calling howard’s actions “unfortunate and regrettable” but professing that they are “uncharacteristic for tim.”the mls players’ union was not quite so understanding. in a scathing state, the union called security at the game “wholly inadequate,” criticizing sporting kc and mls for letting a fan get close enough to howard to provoke an altercation.“tim takes responsibility for his actions






kicking it: sporting and fire hot as league heads into concacaf gold cup break


jul 6, 2017; kansas city, ks, usa; sporting kansas city midfielder latif blessing dribbles the ball as philadelphia union defenseman giliano wijnaldum defends in the second half at children's mercy park. the match ended in a 1-1 draw. jay biggerstaff-usa today sports hello and welcome to 'kicking it' with demetrius bell and megan armstrong, two of yardbarker's most discerning soccer specialists. we’re at the the concacaf gold cup break, so it’s a good time to see where major league soccer is at midway through the season, who can make an impact on the usmnt, and a few words about the second-tier team from cincinnati that is making noise in the u.s. open cup. lots to cover, so let’s get right to it. we’re about midway through the mls season, which team has impressed you the most so far? who






minnesota united shut out 3-0 by sporting kansas city


kansas city, kan. – adrian heath is usually a talkative guy.that wasn’t the case after minnesota united’s 3-0 loss at sporting kansas city on saturday. the coach was clipped and clear-cut when explaining his team’s performance.“we were second-best from the very first minute until the 90th minute. outfought, outplayed, outrun. no desire. no enthusiasm,” heath said. “this is as bad as we’ve been since the second or third week of the season.“forget the score line, i was more disappointed with just the amount of determination that the guys showed. poor.”for heath, it was like his team had regressed back to the days of giving up five or more goals a match, as it did in the first two matches this inaugural season in march. but in addressing the collapse, after several weeks of slowly gaining tra






missing besler and zusi, sporting kc looks to stay strong against impact


first-place sporting kansas city is proving to be the class of the western conference after 15 games this season.on saturday, they’ll will be looking to teach the montreal impact a lesson or two.kansas city (7-4-4, 25 points) will put a club-record 16-game home unbeaten streak on the line when the impact (4-4-4, 16 points) visit children’s mercy park.both teams will be without several players who are on international leave.the home team will be without defenders matt besler and graham zusi, who were called up by the united states men’s national team, and forward soony saad, who is on leave with lebanon.“we knew it was coming. the same thing will happen with the gold cup (next month),” sporting kansas city coach peter vermes told the team’s website. “this always winds up being a situation w






model franchise? united looks to kansas city and sees its future


walking into children’s mercy park in kansas city, kan., feels a bit like stepping into the future. everything is bright. pristine. very blue.minnesota united has done just that twice in recent weeks for matches against sporting kansas city, an experience that — from the facilities to the team to the culture — could very well be the loons’ own in years to come.“for me, if we want to model any club in mls, we shouldn’t be looking any farther than sporting kansas city,” united coach adrian heath said in may, ahead of the teams’ first of four matchups this season. “well run. well organized. great facilities.“and it’s not what people perceive to be a sexy place, kansas. but they run a great club. players are happy there, and that’s what we have to try to emulate.”kansas city, founded in 1995 a






sporting kc beats the timbers 1-0 in portland


portland, ore. — dom dwyer got the goal and tim melia preserved the win for sporting kansas city.dwyer scored in the 53rd minute and undefeated kansas city won its first game on the road this season, a 1-0 victory over the portland timbers on saturday night.melia was able to tip a hard shot from darlington nagbe in the 79th."i thought from the opening whistle we came to play, i thought we worked really hard and i thought we were very intelligent in the game," sporting coach peter vermes said. "i thought we managed the moments of the game really well."kansas city remained one of just two teams in major league soccer without a loss. it was the team's fourth shutout of the season.sporting's stout defense, which has allowed only two goals through six games, slowed a portland side that leads th






sporting kc puts 13-match unbeaten home streak on line vs. red bulls


the second-place teams in each conference square off in a critical midweek contest as sporting kansas city hosts the new york red bulls on wednesday night at children’s mercy park.sporting kc (4-1-3, 15 points) is fresh off a convincing 3-0 victory over real salt lake on saturday. goalkeeper tim melia leads mls in nearly every significant keeper stat, including clean sheets (five), goals allowed (three), goals allowed per game (0.38) and save percentage (83.3).new york (5-3-1, 16 points) is carrying a three-match winning streak into the contest. in their recent three-game homestand, the red bulls did not trail at any point and claimed all nine points available, allowing only one goal. they extended their home unbeaten string to 19 matches (16-0-3), including 12 clean sheets.fortunately for