Sporting KC hands Impact their 1st loss, 2-0Sporting KC defender Seth Sinovic (15) and Montreal Impact midfielder Davy Arnaud (22) vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, March 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Claudio Bieler scored his third goal of the season, and Sporting Kansas City defeated previously unbeaten Montreal 2-0 on Saturday night in a match that saw the ejection of Impact coach Marco Schaellibaum.
Schaellibaum was sent off in the 81st minute, shortly after Graham Zusi's goal put Sporting up 2-0, for squirting water out of a water bottle at Sporting's bench and fourth official Matthew Foerster. He will miss the Impact's home game against Columbus on April 13. Montreal lost for the first time after a 4-0 start.
Sporting (2-1-2) broke a three-match winless streak and a 197-minute goal drought, and Jimmy Nielsen recorded his third straight shutout. Benny Feilhaber recorded his first two assists of the season.
In the fifth minute, Feilhaber sent a through ball to Bieler, who made one touch to get free and put his shot into the lower right corner. Zusi made it 2-0 in the 80th, taking Feilhaber's pass and shaking off defender Karl Ouimette before chipping the ball home.
Montreal did not get a shot on goal until the 60th minute, when Nielsen had to dive to his left to knock away Marco Di Vaio's left-footed volley.