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Recap: Sporting opens 25th season with 3-1 road win as Pulido and Kinda score on debut

Sporting Kansas City opened the 2020 Major League Soccer season with an impressive 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps inside BC Place as newcomers Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda each scored first-half goals in memorable debuts and Erik Hurtado put an exclamation point on the performance with a last-minute goal against his former club.

The road result saw Sporting emerge victorious for a league-leading 14th time in a season opener in the club's 25-year history and improve to 10-3-4 in MLS action against Vancouver. Sporting now has 13 regular season wins in Canada, most in MLS among American teams, and 31 victories all-time against Canadian clubs, also an MLS best.