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March 10, 2019
By The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ilie Sanchez scored on a penalty kick in the 11th minute, Tim Melia saved a penalty kick and Sporting Kansas City beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Sunday.

Sporting KC also picked up an own goal off Union defender Jack Elliott in the 80th minute.

Melia’s save came late in the first half when he dove to his right to stop Marco Fabian. Fabian, who scored the Union’s only goal on a penalty in their season opener, was given a red card in the 60th.

Melia, who made four saves for his 40th career shutout in the regular season, has eight saves in 20 penalty kicks, three more PK saves than any other active MLS goalkeeper. Melia also punched away a shot from Cory Burke early in the second half.

Both teams were coming off season-opening losses.

D.C. UNITED 0, NEW YORK CITY FC 0, TIE

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Hamid had his 56th shutout in his 200th start for D.C. United in the Washington club’s draw with New York City.

New York City’s Sean Johnson had his 54th MLS shutout.

NYCFC (0-0-2) outshot United (1-1-0) 21-7, with six shots on goal to the visitors’ three.