Sporting Kansas City dominated CAI from the opening whistle en route to a 3-0 win Thursday, advancing to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals for the first time. Although Sporting had several chances to score throughout the game it took until the 74th minute before they finally put one in the net.
It started to feel like it didn’t matter what Sporting did they weren’t going to be able to put one in the net. Fortunately the club didn’t have that approach and continued attacking the goal.
CAI got what they deserved for their decision to just try to kill time. Their strategy didn’t make any sense, especially after having put so much pressure on Sporting’s defense in the game in Panama.
Peter Vermes has talked over and over about how he likes to play. He likes his team attacking the goal. He doesn’t believe in sitting back and protecting their goal. Vermes thinks that style is bad for the game of soccer. He doesn’t think people want to watch that kind of soccer. He’s right.
I don’t think the game should be played that way. … It’s nice to be able to turn the tables on someone who likes to play that way and make them feel it.Peter Vermes
After Sporting’s 3-0 win over CAI on Thursday Vermes was his usual honest self and ripped CAI for their style of play. He was also happy that when Sporting took the lead and CAI was desperate for a goal that Sporting’s players gave CAI a taste of their own medicine. You need to take a few minutes and watch Vermes discuss his frustration with CAI and their style of play.