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FC Dallas Gets Two Late Goals To Secure A 2-2 Draw Against Sporting KC

In a game that had everything, Dallas battles back from two down to get a point.


Well that was interesting. FC Dallas struggled to find the back of the net on a night that saw them hit the post twice early on, have a penalty called against them before halftime and an own-goal scored right after halftime. Sporting Kansas City went up 2-0 and looked to have the match in control but that didn't turn out to be the case.

Thankfully FC Dallas the game would end 2-2 thanks to a wild couple of minutes late in the match.

Sporting went up 1-0 right before the half with a penalty kick from Kei Kamara. The penalty wasn't without some drama though as the free kick that lead to the penalty had a little bit of confusion as to how or what the foul was that caused the penalty. In the end it was a Andrew Jacobson foul on Aurelien Collin in the penalty box on the original free kick.

The visitors grabbed a second goal just 10 minutes into the second half on a corner kick. A pretty cheaply given corner kick on a weak clearance by George John. Sporting took the corner kick with a perfectly placed ball into the middle of the box that hit off one Sporting player and then onto the chest of Je-Vaughn Watson, who had no time to react to the play and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

The game turned again in the 65th minute when Jacobson was fouled going up for a header. While he was down on the ground C.J. Sapong kicked a ball at Jacobson and Mark Gieger the center official immediately went to his back pocket to pull out a red card.

FC Dallas pulled one back in the 88th when Ramon Nunez sent in a perfect ball into the box where Jacobson was able to redeem himself for his earlier foul on the Sporting penalty. Jacobson's header woke Dallas and the crowd.

Moments later rookie Walker Zimmerman found the back of the net to tie the game up on a Ferreira free kick.

Dallas saw plenty of chances though in this one, with two chances in the first half by Kenny Cooper and David Ferreira that hit the post.

Dallas remains unbeaten at home this season with the draw and moves back into a tie for first place with Montreal in the overall league table.

(more on this match coming up!)