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Played
June 22, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 16361‎
 
Kei Kamara 45′ (PG)
Jevaughn Watson 57′ (OG)

FC Dallas 2-2 Sporting Kansas City: Late heroics salvage draw for Dallas

Two goals just before the end were enough to give Dallas a point against 10-man Sporting Kansas City.

By Keith Hickey

Andrew Jacobson, FC Dallas
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FC Dallas came back at the death from a two goal deficit to salvage a 2-2 draw against Sporting Kansas City and claim a valuable point in the race for the Western Conference lead and the MLS Supporters' Shield.

Sporting took the lead shortly before halftime. Graham Zusi poked in a loose ball but referee Mark Geiger called it back, having ignored advantage and blown for a foul as Andrew Jacobson hauled down Aurelien Collin right in front of the goal. Kei Kamara stepped up to hit home and give the visitors the lead from the penalty spot.

Kansas City was gifted a second in the 58th. Graham Zusi's corner kick bounced inside the six-yard box and took a deflection off the hip of Dallas defender Je-Vaughn Watson.

KC was leading as the game entered the 68th minute, but Sporting's dominance was threatened as CJ Sapong picked up a red card for kicking a ball at Andrew Jacobson as the Dallas midfielder lay on the ground.

With the extra man, Dallas found a way onto the scoresheet in the 88th minute. Ramon Nunez's short cross was met by Jacobson, whose acrobatic flick header was brilliantly targeted to loop over the defenders and find the far corner.

It was another corner that gave the Hoops the equalizer seconds later, as rookie Walker Zimmerman powered into the area to meet David Ferreira's excellent corner kick and make it 2-2 with only moments remaining in regulation time.

Dallas almost turned the improbable comeback into victory when Kenny Cooper's difficult shot flashed just wide of the post.


FC Dallas

1
R. Fernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
 - 
14
George John
Defender
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
46′
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
74′
 - 
4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
89′
 - 
-
D. Ferreira
Striker
 - 
27
Jevaughn Watson
Midfielder
57′
 - 
11
 - 
33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
 - 

Sporting Kansas City

 - 
1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
92′
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
 - 
24
 - 
78
 - 
6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
56′
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
88′
 - 
16
 - 
17
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker
45′

Substitutes

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
22
 - 
25
 - 
-
Ramón Nuñez
Midfielder
74′
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
 - 
7
B. Pérez
Striker
60′
 - 
32
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
4
Kevin Ellis
Defender
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
56′
 - 
19
 - 
10
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
88′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1