It doesn't really matter if it came against a team depleted of its offensive firepower. It doesn't matter if it wasn't pretty. It doesn't matter if it wasn't a dominating performance from the opening whistle to the last flickering second of stoppage time.
The math is always the same. A win always equals three points. (Unless it's a friendly, of course.) Sometimes a win is pretty. Sometimes it's ugly and dirty. Sometimes it's extraordinarily lucky. Doesn't matter, in the long run. It's still a win.
Sporting Kansas City might not be lighting the entire world en fuego with its play (though it has been the most consistently entertaining MLS squad this young season) and there might be questions that linger about what happens next, but right now, they are top of the table. The only team with nine points from its first three games.
That isn't to say that the problems or the questions don't matter. They do. It's just about perspective. At least to start with.XI Thoughts is a creatively named weekly feature of The Full 90. It incorporates 11 thoughts (or sometimes questions) on the most recent game. If you see a blue link, it's probably at the least worth a click. It's usually funny and will open in a new tab/window. Like this. 1. This was the first real challenge and KC passed it