SOCCER: AUG 14 MLS - Sporting Kansas City at Orlando City SC

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 14: Orlando City forward Tesho Akindele (13) try the score with a poke at the ball during the MLS soccer match between the Orlando City SC and Sporting Kansas City on August 14, 2019 at Explorer Stadium in Orlando, FL. 

ORLANDO, FL (AP) — Tesho Akindele scored his team-leading ninth goal in the 21st minute and Orlando City beat Sporting Kansas City.

Orlando City (9-11-6) jumped into a three-way tie for seventh place with Montreal and Toronto in the Eastern Conference.

Akindele scored on one-timer from just off the penalty spot off a centering pass from Carlos Ascues. That climaxed a patient buildup in the offensive end with Oriol Rosell slotting the ball forward to Ascues in the box.

Brian Rowe made three saves for his seventh shutout. He benefited from Benny Feilhaber missing a point-blank shot in the 83rd minute.

Sporting K.C. dropped to 7-11-7.

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