Ever since Paul Mariner took over at Toronto FC the team has been a difficult side to get the better of in comparison to the team under Aron Winter. And when Sporting KC hosted Toronto they saw still a mostly Winter team and completely destroyed them.
Well they seem to have their number as Sporting Kansas City was able to take it to Toronto as they constantly peppered the opposing goal before Kei Kamara scored from a free kick late in the second half to secure the win and make the position of top dog in the Eastern Conference, a now five point lead, and within one point of Supporters Shield leading San Jose.
Thing is Sporting has now earned the full nine points in their last three league fixtures, with a cup final triumph added in. This stretch/run that they are in is excellent and in the long run of the season is key as they now need only focus on one game a week for the remainder of the season.
My excitement for what the team is doing is palpable and with their next three league fixtures at home one can only think that Sporting can get full points there and will be out of reach for most of the East and Sporting can dream of finishing in first in the race for the Supporters Shield whose reward for the winner is the privilage of hosting the 2012 MLS Cup Final.
Two cup finals at Livestrong….
It is a mouth watering idea. And not beyond the realm of possibility