May 27, 2016
Newcomer Kamara takes less than a minute to lift DC United over Sporting KC
DC UNITED 1, SPORTIN KANSAS CITY 0
KANSAS CITY, Kansas--Alhaji Kamara scored less than a minute into his MLS debut to lift the DC United to a 1-0 road victory over Sporting Kansas City at Childrenís Mercy Park on Friday night.
Kamaraís 86th-minute strike was a fitting end to a surreal evening that began two-and-a-half hours later than expected because of D.C.ís difficulty traveling to the Midwest, and was delayed roughly another hour after a torrential halftime rain.
The Sierra Leone international -- who has been cleared by American doctors to return to football after a the discovery of a genetic heart condition interrupted ended his European career -- gives United (4-5-4, 16 pts) its first road victory of the campaign.
Bill Hamid also made his mark in his return to action with three saves, including a fine reflex stop of Kevin Ellisí close range attempt at an equalizer in the 88th minute.
Kamara came on in the 85th minute as Unitedís final substitute, with winger Lamar Neagle giving way. Moments later, after a throw-in, Taylor Kemp sent in an early outswinging ball from the left flank toward the top of the 18-yard box. Kamara, defender Chance Myers and goalkeeper Tim Melia all challenged for it. Only Kamara stayed upright, and as the ball game to the ground slammed home a left-footed finish into an open net.
Sporting falls to 5-8-2 and 17 points.
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