The game in 100 words (or less): While it certainly wasn’t the result that Sporting KC had hoped for, the Houston Dynamo came away from Children’s Mercy Park with a critical point after trailing by two goals early on. The home side’s hot start, which began through goals from Jacob Peterson and Roger Espinoza, was cancelled out by Mauro Manotas and Alex. The 2-2 scoreline set up a thrilling finish to the game, as Dom Dwyer regained the lead for Sporting KC and Raul Rodriguez gave the road supporters something to cheer about in stoppage time. Sporting KC remains in fifth place in the Western Conference playoff standings, while the Dynamo sit bottom of the West on 27 points.
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Three four moments that mattered
13′ – Peterson smashes home after third attempt — If at first you don’t succeed, try again. It took three tries from the Sporting attack but Jacob Peterson made sure the home side took the early lead.
26′ —Espinoza scorches one from distance — If you’re learning how to strike the ball, just watch Roger Espinoza’s goal for about five minutes.
30′ — Manotas pulls one back for Dynamo — Going down 2-0 heading into halftime would have been a massive blow for the Dynamo, so Mauro Manotas’ finish proved critical for the road side.
94′ — Rodriguez ties it in stoppage time — Sporting KC will be kicking themselves for letting their lead slip away but the finish was pure class from Raul Rodriguez.
Man of the match: Mauro Manotas
Goalscorers: Jacob Peterson (14′), Roger Espinoza (26′), Mauro Manotas (30′), Alex (59′), Dom Dwyer (80′), Raul Rodriguez (90’+4′)Follow @MattReedFutbol