Sporting KC dumps Sounders 3-0 off a Gerso hat-trick
Within a span of 13 minutes, Sporting KC’s Gerso Fernandes took the Seattle Sounders to task scoring 3 goals. The left-footed winger broke a 0-0 tie in the second half with goals in the 56th, 58th and 69th minutes. Kansas City (6-2-4) is undefeated in 15 straight home games. Seattle (2-5-4) lost its third straight. The loss drops the Sounders near the bottom of the table and elevates Sporting to 1st in the west.
SSU player of the game
Gerso is the first Sporting player with the hat trick since Birahim Diop in 2010. In the 56th minute, Gerso had a deflected corner kick fall to his feet and he slotted it inside the near post. Two minutes later, Gerso’s one-touched a shot off the post and he put it home after blocking a clearance attempt. In the 69th, Graham Zusi found space along the edge of the 18-yard box and found an open Gerso at the penalty spot.
|Sporting Kansas City||22||1.83||12||6||2||4|
|San Jose Earthquakes||16||1.33||12||4||4||4|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||13||1.3||10||4||5||1|
|Minnesota United FC||11||1||11||3||6||2|
|Real Salt Lake||11||0.92||12||3||7||2|
|Seattle Sounders FC||10||0.91||11||2||5||4|