Union 1, Sporting Kansas City 1
Omar Bravo scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season, and
Sporting Kansas City moved back into the MLS’ Eastern Conference
lead with a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Friday
Sporting (10-9-11) and Columbus, which hosts Los Angeles on
Saturday night, each have 41 points. Kansas City leads the Crew on
goal differential, with plus-6 to Columbus’ minus-2.
Sebastien Le Toux scored a second-half equalizer for
Philadelphia (9-7-13), which moved into third place in the East
with 40 points.
Sporting struggled to create opportunities against
Philadelphia’s packed-in defense through a scoreless first half.
But in the 56th minute, Bravo cut in from the right side to take
Kei Kamara’s long cross from the left wing and bury a right-footed
shot in the top of the net from point-blank range.
Kansas City’s lead lasted only until the 63rd minute.
Philadelphia’s Michael Farfan won a loose ball from Sporting’s Seth
Sinovic at the end line and passed back to Le Toux, who scored with
his left foot from 6 yards.