Video: Ex-Liverpool striker Krisztian Nemeth makes MLS history with latest goal for Sporting Kansas City

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The Hungarian international has scored on all seven of his shots on target this season.

Sporting Kansas City striker Krisztian Nemeth bagged his seventh goal of the season on Saturday night as his side secured a 2-0 home victory over the Colorado Rapids.

The former Liverpool trainee opened the scoring in the 32nd-minute when right-back Chance Myers, who was making his first MLS start since rupturing his Achilles in May 2014, supplied a diagonal ball for him to fire past Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin from the edge of the box.

A second-half own goal from Sam Cronin ended up making it a comfortable win for Sporting KC, who now move up to fourth place in the Western Conference with 27 points from their 16 games.

Nemeth, who arrived on a free transfer in December, has so far proved crucial to their solid start to the 2015 campaign, having etched his name into the league’s record books last night in becoming the only player to convert his first seven shots on goal in a season.

 2015 MLS GoalsTotal ShotsShots OntargetAssistsTotal Key PassesPassing AccuracyHeaders WonHeader SuccessTotal DribblesDribble SuccessAppearancesMins Played
Krisztian Nemeth 7 32 7 2 8 75% 17 52% 27 48% 13 959

Speaking after the win over the Rapids on what makes the Hungarian international such a ruthless finisher, head coach Peter Vermes told the club’s official website: “It's when great balls are put in there, like Chance gave him tonight. That's why we're able to score those goals.

“He has good finishing qualities. He's very good around the box, but you don't score that if you don't get that kind of ball that Chance put in there. Because, what can happen a lot of the time is that you just get outside and you send the ball into the box and you say you did your job.

“But [Chance] picked him out of a lot of people. That's probably about a 50-yard ball that he plays in and along the ground. It was a tremendous finish. He's just a good finisher, very good in and around the box.”

Nemeth, 26, had been without a club since the summer prior to joining SKC, having left Eredivisie side Roda JC after scoring eight goals in 25 games during the 2013-14 season.

The 16-times capped forward saw a knee sprain hamper his initial start to life in MLS but, having since gotten back to full fitness, he is now starting to show the potential which first earned him a move to Liverpool as a teenager back in 2007.

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