The midfielder was ejected for a dangerous tackle as neither side managed to find the back of the net.The proverbial unmovable object met another unmovable object as Sporting Kansas City drew 0-0 with Real Salt Lake at Sporting Park in a rematch of the 2013 MLS Cup final on the site of Sporting's triumph.
Like that game, this occasion also ended even after 90 minutes, although the participants couldn't manage to replicate the second-half exchange of goals.
Kansas City was undoubtedly the more likely to score. Dom Dwyer led the way with a number of chances, including a shot that clanged off the post in the 63rd minute, while backup goalkeeper Jeff Atinella was impressive for the visitors.
Sporting midfielder Oriol Rosell was ejected late after a crunching tackle on Devon Sandoval.