The Unified Government Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in a special session on Zoom for an ARPA funding discussion and update. The public also may view the meeting from the lobby of City Hall. The meeting will be available on YouTube, UGTV, through Zoom and by phone. To join by Zoom, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/s/89866261477?pwd=VW1xeVlOZEc4R3RaK2dLNzlLM014UT09.
For more information, visit https://www.wycokck.org/Departments/Clerks-Office/Agendas-Minutes#section-2.
The Unified Government Commission also will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, for its regular meeting. The meeting will be on Zoom, on telephone, on UGTV, on YouTube and the public also may watch the meeting from the lobby of City Hall. For more information, visit https://www.wycokck.org/Departments/Clerks-Office/Agendas-Minutes#section-2.
The Board of Public Utilities has called a special session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the board room, with telephone and internet access available. The BPU board will move into executive session to discuss labor issues. To join by Zoom, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84523139724. More information is at https://www.bpu.com/About/MediaNewsReleases/BPUBoardtoConductSpecialSessionOctober28th.aspx.
by Brian Turrel
The rain didn’t stop Wednesday evening and neither did Sporting Kansas City captain Johnny Russell, who scored both goals against the Los Angeles Galaxy in a 2-0 win. The goals extended Russell’s club record scoring streak to 8 consecutive matches.
Reserve goalkeeper John Pulskamp, pressed into service due to Tim Melia’s one-game suspension, kept the visitors off the board with two saves on well-hit Galaxy shots.
Sporting just missed an opportunity for an early lead in the 2nd minute. A corner kick from Russell fell to Ilie Sanchez, but his shot banged off the goalpost.
Kansas City had another flurry of shots near the quarter-hour mark, along with four consecutive corner kicks, but the Galaxy defense held fast.
Pulskamp earned his first save of the match when he got a leg on a shot from Dejan Joveljic in the 30th minute.
Five minutes before the break, Russell put Kansas City on the scoreboard. Gadi Kinda passed the ball to the Scottish forward in the right corner. Russell slipped the ball past defender Niko Hamalainen to earn a clean shot that he rocketed between the goalkeeper and the near post.
At the defensive end, Pulskamp picked up his second save in the 60th minute, smothering a shot at close range, and defender Luis Martins made a sliding block to deny the Galaxy an equalizing goal in the 73rd minute.
In the 83rd minute, Russell scored again off a pass from Kinda. From the right side, he curled the ball into the upper left corner of the net to double the lead.
The win puts Kansas City back atop the MLS Western Conference standings, and it assures them of at least one home game in the MLS Cup playoffs that start Nov. 20.
Kansas City has two games on the road at Minnesota (Oct. 31) and Austin (Nov. 3) before returning home to face Real Salt Lake in the regular season finale on Nov. 7.