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Johnny Russell lifts Sporting KC past Minnesota United, 1-0

Minnesota United forward Mason Toye, front, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, back, during the first half Photo: AP/Orlin Wagner. Minnesota United forward Mason Toye, front, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, back, during the first half

Associated Press
Created: September 13, 2020 10:49 PM

Johnny Russell scored in the 80th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday night to take the Western Conference lead.

Minnesota (5-4-2) listed seven players not medically cleared for the match. Sporting Kansas City had six on the list, including Erik Hurtado.

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An unidentified player for Sporting Kansas City tested positive for COVID-19. The team said Saturday the player self-isolated upon the initial positive result and will remain in isolation until cleared by the club’s medical staff. No other players and coaches were confirmed positive for the coronavirus.


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