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Recap: Sporting continues preseason with scrimmage against Columbus

Sporting Kansas City reached the halfway point of the team's six-game slate during the 2020 preseason, presented by Children’s Mercy, on Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Designated Players Gyasi Zardes and Pedro Santos provided first half goals for Columbus with Zardes opening the scoring in the game's first minute before Santos doubled the Crew lead with a penalty kick in the 43rd minute.

Sporting utilized 22 players in the friendly with a fully changed lineup entering the match in the 60th minute. The starting group's best scoring opportunity of the first half came in the 36th minute when 18-year-old midfielder Cameron Duke broke behind the Columbus backline and saw his tightly-angled shot pushed just past the far post by the Crew goalkeeper.