Sporting KC had a roller coaster evening, one that finished level on the road in Trinidad & Tobago.
In their first CONCACAF Champions League group stage match of the competition, KC visited Central FC, a team that lost 1-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps two weeks ago.
After a scoreless first 45, the goals began to pepper in. The visitors went 1-0 up thanks to Seth Sinovic…sort of. The Kansas City native burst into the left side of the box and was recipient of a fortuitous touch off a Central defender.
The lead would not last long. Marcus Joseph equalized three minutes later, and then two minutes after that, Kenwyne Jones struck.
Jones joined Atlanta United a month ago, but with the club not playing MLS fixtures until next season, he returned to his home country with Central FC on loan to keep sharp, and continues to terrorize other MLS teams in the process.
With a pair of goals in three minutes, Central was suddenly on top, but that lead wouldn’t last long either. Kevin Ellis would bring the visitors back level, earning KC a road point in their group stage opener.