HOUSTON (AP) — Alan Pulido had his first multi-goal game in MLS, Gianluca Busio had two assists and Sporting Kansas City beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday night.
Pulido opened the scoring in the 34th minute. Busio played a long through ball to Pulido, who evaded a pair of defenders before putting away a side-netter.
Pulido made a sliding first-timer to make it 2-0 in the 73rd. Busio’s one-touch pass led Pulido into the area, where he chipped in over sliding goalkeeper Marko Maric.
Sporting (7-5-2) snapped a two-game skid.
Sam Junqua, a 23-year-old defender, scored his first MLS goal for the Dynamo in the 84th minute.
Houston (3-5-7) is winless, with three losses, in its last six games.