No one likes to lose. No one likes to lose two games in a row. No one likes being shutout twice in a row.
Feel free to blame Montreal -- who took Kansas City's high pressure system and pushed it right back on them. Feel free to blame the bye week -- many of KC's regulars looked rusty. Feel free to blame Peter Vermes' tactical plans -- Sporting didn't even seem to have a Plan A for scoring goals the last two games.
But you might want to save a little bit of that blame for the month of May.
Since 2007, when Vermes took control of the team as technical director, Sporting KC have won just three league games in the month of May. Three. In that span, Sporting are 3-11-7 and, oh by the way, are winless in its last 10 matches.
The last May victory was a 2-0 win at Real Salt Lake in 2009.
Here are some more leftover stats, notes and quotes from Saturday's loss.
• Vermes on the rust his team showed: "Coming off the games before the break, the guys had a very good week of training, the guys were good. I just think they probably forgot how to enter the field and come with the same passion you need to win is this game. Every team in this league has to compete to win."
• Sporting falls to 7-2-0 on the season, but maintains a three-point lead in first place of the Eastern Conference.
• In the short history of Livestrong Sporting Park, Saturday marks only the third time that KC failed to score a goal at the stadium. The other shutouts? The 0-0 draw with Chicago in the stadium opener and the 2-0 loss to Houston in the Eastern Conference game.
• Sporting Kansas City's all-time record now stands at 201-201-100 -- perfectly mediocre -- and 135-73-43 at home in the team's 17-year history.
• It was the first time in club history that KC lost its first meeting against an expansion team. The team's record against expansion teams is now 6-1-4.
• Why stats don't always matter: SKC controlled 66% of the possession and connected 565 passes -- but registered just four shots on target.
• Kei Kamara: "Montreal played well. They kind of play our game, but they played it better. They pressure, and every time we got the ball they closed us down really fast. We weren't thinking quick enough like we usually do, and that affected us tonight. We outshot them, but that's not what counts."
• The shot advantage? 22 to 6.
• Graham Zusi tied his single game career high in shots with five.
• Kamara also had five, taking his league-leading total of shots to 45.
• Sporting Kansas City tied the team's single game season high in corner kicks (11) and offsides (4).
• Patrice Bernier's penalty kick in the 64th minute was the first penalty kick scored against Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park.
• The last time Sporting Kansas City faced a penalty kick was May 14, 2011, against the LA Galaxy.
• Saturday tied Sporting Kansas City’s season-low for fouls committed with nine.
• For the fourth time this season, Jimmy Nielsen did not record a save during the match.
• Sporting Kansas City wore its dark indigo jerseys and socks with Sporting blue shorts. This was the first time -- and likely the last -- that both colors were worn since KC rebranded.