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SKC dominates but can not complete comeback

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It was almost "Rinse and Repeat" as SKC goes down early again, level it and came close to a game winner

MLS: Austin FC at Sporting Kansas City Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City and Austin FC drew 1-1 on warm Saturday afternoon. It looked like it was going to be a repeat of their first match with SKC dominating the stats but surrendering an early lead.

SKC maintained controll over most of the early play but Austin's Paraguayan Designated Player, Cecilio Dominguez snagged the lead in the 26th minute against the run of play. from when he received a feed from Zan Kolmanic near the top of the box. Austin's #10 took a touch and slid a shot past the diving Tim Melia to give the visitors a 1-0 advantage.

The home team continued to press for a goal in the second half, eventually breaking through in the 71st minute. Daniel Salloi continues his redemption arc when he collected a rebound and drove it home past Brad Stuver.

SKC manager Peter Vermes said the Austin keeper had "stood on his head". Stuver faced 32 shots, making 9 saves and his defense added 11 blocks as well.

Austin concludes their long road trip and will return home for the first game in their new stadium.

SKC will go on the road for their next match.