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The Daily Wiz Oct 7, 2017
Sporting KC fails to clinch playoff spot with 1-1 draw in Minnesota

Sporting KC fails to clinch playoff spot with 1-1 draw in Minnesota

A first half goal by Rubio does not stand up Sporting Kansas City had the lead and the momentum at the half but failed to hold on and missing an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot. A back and forth first half finished on a good note for the visitors. Right at two minutes into first half stoppage time Sporting KC passed the ball around looking for an opening. Ilie Sanchez received the ball just outside the box and while his pass was tipped it did go to Latif Blessing. The Ghanaian winger slid the ball forward to Diego Rubio. SKC’s striker held off his defender, turned and struck it...
Kansas City Star Oct 7, 2017

Sporting KC settles for tie in Minnesota, loses goalkeeper Tim Melia to injury

After the conclusion of a club-record home unbeaten streak, Sporting Kansas City forward Diego Rubio stood in front of his locker last weekend and claimed responsibility. It was the most …
The Daily Wiz Oct 6, 2017
Behind the Goal: Diego Rubio on his way to becoming the team's leading forward

Behind the Goal: Diego Rubio on his way to becoming the team's leading forward

Every player has their bad day. For Diego Rubio, this past Saturday's match against Vancouver was just that. Another bad day. Nonetheless, Rubio and the rest of the squad are taking the positives and lessons learned from that night as they prepare for a rigorous road schedule. When asked about having missed several chances that night, Rubio stated: "I have some experience now. I started [playing] at 17 years old and that can happen. What I thought in the game was to continue to try because I think playing in our stadium - with our fans - I think they deserve that we continue to try, we...
The Daily Wiz Sep 30, 2017
Sporting KC falls to first place Vancouver

Sporting KC falls to first place Vancouver

A second half goal stood up for the Whitecaps as the take the victory 1-0 The story of the first half was missed opportunities. Sporting Kansas City dominated possession as normal but could not capitalize. Diego Rubio had the best chances but Vancouver keeper Stefan Marinovic seemed to always be in the right spot. When Daniel Salloi was taken down at the edge of the box in the eighth minute, referee Baldomero Toledo initially called for a free kick just outside the box but thanks to VAR it became a penalty. Rubio hammered the ball off the post and the rebound was cleared out of danger....
The Daily Wiz Sep 24, 2017
No Hangover: Sporting KC holds on for 2-1 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy

No Hangover: Sporting KC holds on for 2-1 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy

Diego Rubio and Daniel Salloi scored as Sporting KC defeated the LA Galaxy 2-1. A dominant first half was followed up by a slightly more tense second half but Sporting Kansas City pulled through in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy. With the victory, Sporting KC moved into the second place in the Western Conference pending the result of tonight’s Portland Timbers’ match. The Galaxy’s playoff hopes were dealt a blow with this loss as they stayed 10th in the West. The first half was dominating by Sporting Kansas City, bringing chance after chance and bullying the back line of the...

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