Recap: Sporting Kansas City 2, FC Dallas 2

Alan Velasco and Jesus Ferriera scored a goal apiece for FC Dallas in the first half to give visitors a chance at stealing all three points, but Salloi made sure that wouldn’t be the case with a 77th-minute leveler that came shortly after Brandon Servania was sent off for a second yellow card.

Sporting KC jumped on top in the 22nd minute, as Johnny Russell converted a penalty kick that he also had a part in winning. The Scottish attacker made a charging run and pass into the box that allowed Salloi to draw a foul in the FC Dallas area, then drilled the spot-kick to give the hosts a 1-0 first-half lead.

It would be a short-lived advantage, as Velasco equalized in spectacular fashion in the 36th minute. The dynamic Argentine hit an inch-perfect free kick from a difficult angle on the left side, placing it over Tim Melia and into the top corner. FCD then grabbed the lead just minutes before halftime through a class strike from Ferreira, which saw the Young Designated Player run onto a through ball from Paxton Pomykal, shake multiple defenders in the box and deposit a clinical finish of his own past Tim Melia.

As Sporting KC chased an equalizer, the match was flipped on its head in the 67th minute, when Servania was issued two quick yellow cards and sent off shortly after entering as a second-half substitute. That set the stage for Salloi’s leveler minutes later, which the Hungarian cashed in with a cool finish off a feed from Cam Duke for what turned out to be the final goal of the match.

Leave a Comment

BIELSKO1