Paul Arriola not only was able to make his national team debut for the United States on Sunday, he became the first player since Landon Donovan in 2000 to score a goal and have an assist in his initial appearance.
FC Kansas City fell to 0-4-2 this season after a 1-0 loss to the Breakers on Sunday night in Boston. It was the Blues’ third shutout in four matches. Boston’s Whitney Engen scored the only goal in the 19th minute.
Copa America, which begins June 3, is the Americans’ top competition in 2016. Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler and Graham Zusi will represent the U.S. in the tournament. The team will visit Children’s Mercy Park on May 28 for an exhibition match.
Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s 2-1 win over Orlando City SC. Sporting KC snapped a seven match winless skid as Jacob Peterson, in a span of five minutes late in the second half, delivered both the game-tying assist and winner.