Sporting KC eliminated from MLS Playoffs after 3-0 loss to Minnesota United

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Sporting Kansas City defender Jaylin Lindsey (26) stands on the field while Minnesota United players celebrate after their MLS soccer match Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, Kansas City, Kan. Minnesota won 3-0. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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February 07 2021 05:30 pm

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City’s playoff run came to an end Thursday night in front of the home crowd at Children’s Mercy Park.

Despite a strong start for Sporting KC, several attempts on goal were rejected. Then Minnesota United scored three times in the first half, and Sporting was unable to respond, leading to a disappointing 3-0 loss for Kansas City and an end to their season.

Fourth-seeded Minnesota will now advance to the MLS Western Conference finals and play at No. 2 seed Seattle on Monday night for a spot in the MLS Cup finals.

Kevin Molino opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a run up the left side to finish a feed from Reynoso. Eight minutes later, Molino wrapped his right foot around Reynoso’s chip pass with just enough pace to get it past goalkeeper Tim Melia.

Bakaye Dibassy made it 3-0 with a header to finish Reynoso’s corner in the 39th minute.

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