It might have taken 90 minutes or so, but Sporting Kansas City got the season started on the right foot. Three points on the road will go a long way towards fulfilling Eastern Conference title expectations.
It was a dominate performance for Sporting, but it wasn't until substitute C.J. Sapong rose above the D.C. United defense to pound up a late corner kick that it was settled.
Here are XI Thoughts on the victory.A few notes if you're new to The Full 90 this season (or if it's just been a while since you've read this feature): We like to take a few days to let the emotions of the game die down -- and watch the game and review the stats -- before truly assessing the match. This column usually drops on Tuesday or Wednesday. Sometimes, it's 11 Questions. Others, like today, it's 11 Thoughts. Oh, If there's a light blue link, you'll want to click it. It's usually something funny. It will open in another window/tab. Feel free to comment on the thoughts afterwards, you're comments are always welcome. 1. That was a pretty impressive defensive performance.