Bieler Scores Late, Sporting Kansas City Defeats DC United

Forward Claudio Bieler scored in the 89th minute and Sporting Kansas City defeated D.C. United 1-0 on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 18,988 at Sporting Park.

The clean sheet was Jimmy Nielsen's league-leading fourth straight, and the club's shutout streak now stands at 429 minutes. It's the team's second-longest such streak since 2000.

During the postgame press conference I attended, Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said there's only one really good thing about shutout streaks.

Vermes said, "It's only good that we don't give up goals. That's the great thing. I care less about the streaks. It's great when you don't give up goals. I say it all the time, if you don't give up goals, you not only get results but I think you set yourself up as time goes on to be able to win the important games because you're not giving the easy chances away."

If you were to describe the match in one word, disjointed would be a good choice. Neither team...

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