KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sporting Kansas City re-claimed a share of first place in the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at Sporting Park.
Jacob Peterson and Claudio Bieler scored their first goals of 2014, while Eric Kronberg made four saves for his fourth shutout of the season, most among MLS goalkeepers.
Sporting Kansas City remains unbeaten at Sporting Park in their last 11 games in all competition dating back to 2013, highlighted by the team’s MLS Cup triumph over Real Salt Lake.
Prior to Sunday’s match, Sporting Kansas City players, coaches and staff were formally presented with their championship rings in a special pre-game ceremony held on the field.