Kamara nets game-winner to lift Sporting KC over Columbus

Sporting Kansas City's Kei Kamara, with blue confetti falling around him, acknowledges the cheers from the crowd after his goal in the first half against the Columbus Crews during an MLS soccer game Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Andy Lundberg)
Sporting Kansas City's Kei Kamara, with blue confetti falling around him, acknowledges the cheers from the crowd after his goal in the first half against the Columbus Crews during an MLS soccer game Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Andy Lundberg)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kei Kamara scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 80th minute, to lead Sporting Kansas City to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

Claudio Bieler also scored and had the assist on Kamara’s second goal for Sporting (7-5-5), which snapped a four-match winless streak and moved into a second-place tie with Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference.

Jairo Arietta and Dominic Oduro scored for Columbus (5-7-5).

Sporting led 1-0 at the half on Kamara’s 34th-minute goal, but a wild flurry in the first eight minutes of the second half saw Columbus tie the score at 2-all.

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