COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ike Opara scored in the 17th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night. [u
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ike Opara scored in the 17th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night. Florida Panthers Store . Kansas City (15-10-6) entered with the best goals-against average in MLS (0.97) and prevented the Crew from attacking through the midfield as Jimmy Nielsen made his only save on Federico Higuains 30-yard free kick in the 77th minute. Nielsens 11th shutout moved KC to within two points of Eastern Conference leader New York. "All 10 guys worked very hard in front of me and had huge discipline in the performance today," Nielsen said. "We know Columbus has very dangerous guys up front. We wanted to avoid giving them any room to play in." The Crew (13-14-5) had a three-game winning streak stopped and are two points out of the final playoff spot in the East with two games left. "We had very few answers whether it was a final pass, maybe the final dribble for somebody to step around somebody, maybe the run was offside," Crew interim coach Brian Bliss said. "Whatever it was, we came up short in having an answer in the final third." Opara took advantage of an injury to the Crews Agustin Viana to score. Viana was hit in the head while defending Opara on a corner kick and went to the turf as the Crews Tyson Wahl cleared a shot in front of goal. The ball went to Graham Zusi, who immediately serviced the ball to the opposite post where Opara had an open shot for his third goal. "Im not sure (Zusi) even knew he was on the ground before he crossed the ball in," Opara said. "It was tough. I saw the goalie come in and I saw the post and I knew I had to head the ball." Fake Panthers Jerseys . - PGA Tour rookie Tony Finau shot a 9-under 63 at Del Monte and had a two-stroke lead over Billy Andrade and Lee Janzen of the Champions Tour after Thursdays opening round of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational. Florida Panthers Shirts . The 22-year-old slugger, who is no stranger to adversity, made up for it at the end. https://www.panthersjerseycheap.com/ . Its the second straight year he has decided not to play as he cuts back his schedule. Stricker was replaced in the field by Ryo Ishikawa of Japan.Cardiff City is loading up in hopes of staying in Englands top division for next season. The current Premier League cellar-dwellers have reportedly inked a trio of players, including a pair of castaways from Manchester United. BBC is reporting Cardiff has reached deals to acquire Fabio, Wilfried Zaha and Kenwyne Jones. Zaha will reportedly join the team on loan for the rest of the season. United acquired him in the middle of the 2012-13 season from Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old has made just two Premier League appearances for United this season, being largely overshadowed by young phenom Adnan Januzaj. Fabio, meanwhile, is believed to be joining Cardiff on a permanent deal. The 23-year-oldd fullback has made just one Premier League appearance for United this season after spending all of 2012-13 at Queens Park Rangers on loan. Panthers Jerseys 2021. He has made 22 career appearances for United but has failed to become the type of everyday player his twin brother, Rafael, has at Old Trafford. Jones, meanwhile, is reportedly set to head to Wales in a sign-and-trade striker swap in exchange for Cardiff striker Peter Odemwingie. The 29-year-old Jones has no goals in seven appearances for Stoke City this season. The moves come less than a month into the managerial tenure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Norwegian former United striker, who took over the Cardiff sidelines on Jan. 2. ' ' '