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Sporting Kansas City 1-0 Cruz Azul, CONCACAF Champions League [PHOTOS]

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In the opening leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals last night, Kevin Ellis scored for Sporting Kansas City against Cruz Azul to help the MLS side take a commanding lead into the second leg.

Ellis scored the goal in the 17th minute in only his fourth career start.

Here are several exclusive photos from a memorable night in Kansas City courtesy of World Soccer Talk photographer Mark Shaiken:

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Sporting Kansas City’s next game in its MLS schedule is against FC Dallas on Saturday, which will be shown live on MLS Live at 8:30pm ET.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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