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Sporting KC, Chivas de Guadalajara tie 2-2
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Omar Bravo’s apparent goal against his old team was disallowed, and Sporting Kansas City tied Chivas de Guadalajara 2-2 in an international friendly Wednesday night.
Second-half goals by Soony Saad and Kevin Ellis gave Sporting a 2-1 lead, but Chivas’ Erick Torres scored in the 88th — just two minute after Ellis’ goal — to salvage the tie for the visitors.
Marco Fabian converted an early penalty kick for the Mexican side, whose fans significantly outnumbered Sporting’s supporters in the crowd of 17,142.
Saad, who came on at halftime, scored in the 75th minute to make it 1-1. Ellis, also a second-half sub, put Kansas City up 2-1 in the 86th with a tap-in after backup keeper Victor Hugo Hernandez couldn’t handle Jeferson’s free kick.
Bravo, who scored 108 goals — second in team history — in three stints with Chivas, broke free and beat keeper Luis Ernesto Michel in the 51st minute. Bravo was ruled offside, though, and was lifted for Milos Stojcev two minutes later.
Fabian scored from the spot in the 20th minute, after Sporting’s Aurelien Collin tripped up Carlos Fierro in the penalty area as Fierro maneuvered for a cross.
Kansas City’s Craig Rocastle was given a straight red card in second-half stoppage time for a hard foul on Torres.