A furious ten minutes in the second half defined the game as Sporting Kansas City earned a 2-2 draw at FC Dallas Saturday night.
The first half did not have much action goal-wise, but there was some news injury-wise. Ike Opara seemed to step on the side of his foot and was hobbling around before deciding to gut it out and stay in the match. However, a few minutes later it became evident he would not be able to continue and he was subbed off for Kevin Ellis in the 35th minute.
The goal-scoring explosion started in the 66th minute. Tesho Akindele was on the receiving end of a nice cross into the box by Atiba Harris and he knocked it past Alec Kann to open the scoring on the night.
Two minutes later, however, Sporting Kansas City was right back in the match. Brad Davis earned his first assist in a Sporting KC kit when he sent a ball through to Dom Dwyer near the six-yard box and he put it in just under the bar for his first goal of the night.
Five minutes later and it was Dom Dwyer again to give Sporting Kansas City the lead. With the ball deflected up into the air as he was trying to get around the FC Dallas defense, he pounced on the ball as it hit the ground and one-timed it into the far side of the goal for his second of the evening. This gave Sporting KC the 2-1 lead.
It was short-lived, however. Maximiliano Urruti found himself with the ball in front of goal after it took a deflection off the bar and he was able to beat Alec Kann to the ball in the air and put it home to put the match back on level terms at 2-2.
FC Dallas had a flurry of chances towards the end of the match but none were successful as both teams settled for the 2-2 draw.
Next up for Sporting KC is a trip to Trinidad where they will take on Central FC in their opening match of their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League campaign.