- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) - Kevin Ellis scored his first goal in his fourth start as Sporting Kansas City beat Mexico’s Cruz Azul 1-0 on Wednesday in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

The second leg of the quarterfinals series will be played March 19 in Mexico City. Sporting will advance to the semifinals with a draw, or even a one-goal loss other than 1-0.

Ellis, starting at right back with Chance Myers still recovering from a groin strain, scored in the 17th minute off a Claudio Bieler pass.