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Sporting Kansas City 1, D.C. United 0

Not an inspiring start for D.C. United, which fell at home to Sporting Kansas City, 1-0. The goal was manufactured by a pair of players with local ties: Northern Virginia’s C.J. Sapong (Forest Park High School, Prince William Soccer, James Madison University) and former Maryland Terrapin Graham Zusi.

My match report is available here.

Attendance at RFK Stadium: 16,314 — 2,000 fewer than last year’s home opener featuring Charlie Davies.

Next match: Sun., March 18 at Home Depot Center against the Los Angeles Galaxy, which surrendered three goals in a late 12-minute stretch and lost to visiting Real Salt Lake, 3-1. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET on Galavision. Perry Kitchen and Bill Hamid won’t play because of U.S. under-23 training camp ahead of Olympic qualifying.

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Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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