VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Gadi Kinda broke a tie in the 39th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday night in their MLS season open.
Kinda gave Kansas City a 2-1 lead with a long blast into the upper right corner.
Alan Pulido opened the scoring for Sporting in the 17 minute, and Jake Nerwinski tied it in the 28th.
Tim Melia after #SportingKC‘s season-opening victory over Vancouver: “You can see there’s a different level of fitness coming from our group and a different level of talent.” pic.twitter.com/SDFngHnkr4
— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) March 1, 2020
Erik Hurtado completed the scoring for Kansas City in second-half extra time.
Tim Melia made four saves for the victory.