KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Alan Pulido scored in his first game back from international duty, Andreu Fontàs scored his first career MLS goal and Sporting Kansas City beat the Colorado Rapids 4-0 on Saturday night.
Sporting KC (10-6-3) moved past Seattle and Portland and into first place in the Western Conference standings with 33 points.
Pulido, who missed the last four games playing for Mexico and adhering to COVID-19 pandemic-related protocols, rolled one inside the post from the top of the area to open the scoring in the 54th minute.
Kansas City’s scoring was only just getting started.
Fontàs put away a volley in the 67th, and Gadi Kinda made it 3-0 in the 88th minute. The 26-year-old Kinda scored in back-to-back games for the third time this season, marking a first for him in his MLS career.
Gerso Fernandes then capped the scoring in the third minute of stoppage time.
Colorado (5-5-4) played for the first time since its 5-0 victory over San Jose on Sept. 23 after dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.