Sporting K.C. plays Dynamo to draw

July 17, 2011


— Aurelien Collin scored late in the second half, and Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 1-1 draw against the undermanned Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Houston (5-6-9) played the final 21 minutes down two men, but stretched its unbeaten streak to four games and kept a one-point lead over Kansas City (5-6-8) for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Brad Davis gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on an unassisted direct kick from about 25 yards out to the right that found the net inside the far post.

Collin tied the score in the 90th minute, hitting a low drive from 25 yards out in the middle that deflected off of Houston’s Kofi Sarkodie and into the middle of the net.

Houston thought it had taken a 2-0 lead in the 27th minute off Davis’ corner kick that was headed in by Brian Ching, but Houston’s Colin Clark was called offsides to negate the goal.

Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall finished with eight saves.

In a scary moment, Houston’s Jermaine Taylor and Kansas City’s Chance Myers were down on the field for several minutes after Myers appeared to give Taylor a forearm to the head off a corner kick in the 30th minute. Myers re-entered the game five minutes later, while Taylor re-entered in the 36th minute before being replaced by Bobby Boswell at the half.

Houston played the game a man down for the final 39 minutes after Clark was given a straight red card in the 51st minute for a hard tackle on Collin.


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