Quintero scores 2 goals in 4 minutes, Dynamo top Sporting KC

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Darwin Quintero scored two goals in four minutes and the Houston Dynamo eased past Sporting Kansas City 5-2 on Tuesday night for their first victory of the season.

Alberth Elis and Christian Ramirez each scored in the first half to give Houston (1-2-4) a 2-1 lead at the break, and second-half substitute Niko Hansen made it a two-goal lead three minutes after halftime. Quintero sealed it with goals in the 57th, on a give-and-go with Darwin Ceren, and 61st.

Quintero also had two assists, on goals by Elis and Ramirez, to help coach Tab Ramos get his first victory for Houston.

Johnny Russell and Gadi Kinda scored for Kansas City (5-2-0), which still sits atop the Western Conference. Sporting KC announced nearly 2,300 people were in attendance at Children’s Mercy Park for its first home game since March.