Sporting KC clinches a playoff spot in 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy
Johnny Russell says he’s disappointed in not getting three points: “It’s always nice to help the team get back in the game, but it’s a frustrating result for us.” #SportingKC pic.twitter.com/pyYfM7PCo7
— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) October 7, 2018
Russell zig-zagged through four defenders on the right side of the penalty box and scored with a curling shot into the far corner.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty kick to open the scoring in the 25th minute for the Galaxy (12-11-9). It was the Swedish forward’s 21st goal of the season. Ola Kamara drew the penalty against goalkeeper Tim Melia for a trip in the area.
Melia made a diving save to punch away Ashley Cole’s chip shot in first-half stoppage time for Sporting KC (15-8-8).