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Danny Hoesen scored twice in the first 12 minutes, and the San Jose Earthquakes poured it on in a 4-1 defeat of visiting Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.
It was the worst MLS regular-season loss for Sporting KC since a 3-0 result at Portland on Aug. 7, 2016.
Possibly a bigger blow to SKC is the potential loss of team captain Matt Besler with an apparent leg injury. Besler crumpled to the ground without being touched on Hoesen's second goal.
The domination was a surprise, as Sporting (2-2-3, 9 points)...