Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City continued its slow
start to the 2013 campaign after settling for a 0-0 draw with the New England
Revolution on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Sporting KC opened the season with a comfortable 3-1 win over the Philadelphia
Union, but has dropped points in each of their last two matches after a
scoreless stalemate with Chicago Fire last week.
Chances were few and far between for both sides throughout the 90 minutes, but
Kansas City's best chance of the first half came in the 19th minute when a
loose ball fell to the feet of former New England man Benny Feilhaber, who
ripped a shot on goal inside the Revolution penalty area, but Matt Reis was
there to make the save.
New England's best two chances of the afternoon came in the second half when
Lee Nguyen fired a free kick from just outside the Sporting penalty area
toward the back post, but no one could get a head on it and it fell harmlessly
out of play.
The Revolution were awarded another free kick from a dangerous area in the
75th minute. Juan Toja stepped up to take the kick, but he got well under the
ball and it sailed over Jimmy Nielsen's net as each side settled for a point
Sporting KC will look to get back on the winning track next Saturday at
Sporting Park against Montreal, while New England will battle FC Dallas.
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