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Match Recap: Sporting Kansas City draws Houston 4-4

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A late Benny Feilhaber goal from distance gives Sporting Kansas City a 4-4 draw in Houston.

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They left it late again but Sporting Kansas City picked up a road tie in Houston off the back of a Benny Feilhaber brace, finishing with a 4-4 final tally.

Krisztian Nemeth was the first man on the board in this match as he opened the scoring in the second minute. He found an open shot from just outside the box and slotted it home far post for his third of the year. This marked the first time in 2015 that a defender was not leading the team in goals scored.

Houston struck right back, however, as Giles Barnes volleyed home a ball after a botched clearance from Matt Besler. The ball rebounded off of former Dynamo man Servando Carrasco and Barnes was there to put it in from 15 yards out to level the match 1-1.

The Dynamo continued to control the match from there and found the lead right before the half. Brad Davis sent in a beauty of a corner and found Will Bruin, who headed it back far post to put the home side ahead 2-1 just before the break.

The second half started just how the first ended: with a Dynamo goal. Giles Barnes struck a ball from 25 yards out that trickled past Luis Marin and into the corner to give Houston a 3-1 lead. The Barnes brace seemingly put the game out of reach for Sporting KC at that point.

It wasn't until the 74th minute that Dom Dwyer was able to pull one back for the away side. He intercepted a poor back pass from the Dynamo back line and poked it past Deric originally, then powered through him to tap the ball into the open net for his second goal of the season. This made the score 32.

Sporting KC pulled level just six minutes later when Houston was called for a handball in the box. Jermaine Taylor was issued a red card for the infraction on the debatable handball but the call was made and Benny Feilhaber calmly put the spot kick away to make it 3-3. This was Feilhaber's first goal of the season.

Houston was right back at it, however. Down to ten men, the Dynamo were given a free kick near the sideline where Brad Davis, as he normally does, sent in another deadly free kick that Raul Rodriguez near post in the 82nd minute. This looked to be the game-winner for Houston.

With six minutes of stoppage time, however, Sporting KC has ample time to try and find a late equalizer with the man-advantage, and so they did. Graham Zusi lightly headed the ball to Feilhaber at the top of the box and he fired an absolute rocket from 25 yards out that escaped a diving Deric and tied the game for Sporting KC. His second goal of the game would be the final one as Sporting KC stole a point from the Dynamo in Houston.

Kansas City returns home May 3rd for a Sunday matinee with the Chicago Fire at 4 p.m. in the only time they will play Chicago in the regular season.