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September 23, 2011 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 18778‎
 

Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union: KC goes joint top of the East

Goals from Omar Bravo and Sebastien Le Toux canceled each other out as Sporting KC and Philly drew 1-1 in Friday MLS action.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Omar Bravo, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
Jamie Squire
The Philadelphia Union came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on Friday night.

Both goals came in the second half.

Kei Kamara, left unmarked on the flank, leaned back and eased a low, swooping cross into the box. Omar Bravo darted behind his marker, opened up his body and sidefooted effortlessly past Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath.

With three goals in the past five matches, the Mexican Designated Player has a team-high nine goals this season. Kamara's assist means he has a point in four of his last five matches.

Less than 10 minutes later, Philadelphia equalized.

Michael Farfan somehow kept an errant Roger Torres shot in play under pressure from Seth Sinovic, stutter-stepped and cut the ball back in a crowded box. Sebastien Le Toux put the ball in the back of the net for his seventh goal in seven games, after only scoring once in his first 22 matches of 2011.

The point moves Sporting level on points with the Columbus Crew, atop the Eastern Conference. It also means Seattle Sounders FC are mathematically certain of a postseason berth.


Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
Chance Myers
Defender
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
 - 
-
Julio César
Defender
 - 
-
R. Espinoza
Midfielder
 - 
-
Jéferson
Midfielder
46′
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
10
Teal Bunbury
Striker
62′
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker
 - 
-
O. Bravo
Striker
56′ 90′
 - 

Philadelphia Union

 - 
18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
22
 - 
-
Dan Califf
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
 - 
20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
72′
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
-
Kyle Nakazawa
Midfielder
62′
 - 
11
 - 
-

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
78
 - 
19
 - 
8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
90′
 - 
17
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
C. Harrison
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Joe Tait
Defender
 - 
15
 - 
27
Zach Pfeffer
Midfielder
62′
 - 
-
 - 
9
 - 
33
Ryan Richter
Midfielder

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
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2