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Sporting Kansas City opens Livestrong Sporting Park with 0-0 draw against Chicago Fire

Sporting Kansas City’s first match at Livestrong Sporting Park offered plenty: pregame pagaentry, a flyover, a standing-room-only crowd, a properly disallowed goal, a goalkeeper’s red card disputed by no one, a shot off the crossbar, a pitch invasion by a fan in a cow costume who scored a goal, Lance Armstrong in attendance, a non-call on a penalty (which prompted a postgame tweet from KC’s president) and nine minutes of added time. Unfortunately, it lacked quality play and a goal. (What do you expect from clubs that have combined for two victories in 24 league matches?)


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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