It didn't take long for the Dynamo to find themselves in a hole as Kirstztian Nemeth scored in the third minute of the game. Kansas City made an easy drive down the field that Nemeth finished from 20 yards out. The Dynamo wouldn't stay down for long, however. Former Dynamo player Servando Carrasco failed to clear the ball and it took one bounce to Giles Barnes which all Barnes needed to send it into the back of the net. In less than 12 minutes the teams were level with a goal a piece.
After the goal from Barnes, Kansas City seemed to have the upper hand as Dom Dwyer had several great chances, but he couldn't finish them off. The tables started to turn as the Dynamo began to get by the Kansas City midfield, but they too were unable to make anything of their chances. As stoppage time began to wind down in the first half, Will Bruin used his head to put the Dynamo up 2-1. Brad Davis sent in a perfect corner kick that Bruin was able to head into the far corner of the net.
Houston picked up right where they left off as the second half got under way. Giles Barnes took the ball right down the field and with a long, low shot he put it right past Marin and into the net. Dynamo up 3-1.
After some back and forth play a bad backpass in the 74th minute led to a goal from Dom Dwyer. Giles Barnes played the ball back expecting it to go to Tyler Deric. Instead the ball was intercepted by Dwyer who then got around Deric and finished it off easily.
Then in a brilliant bit of terrible refereeing from Kevin Stott, Jermaine Taylor was called for a handball in the box and shown a red card. Benny Feilhaber took the ensuing penalty kick and easily converted it. Within minutes the Dynamo's two goal lead was reduced to nothing.
Well, this is embarrassing. Not even close to a penalty. pic.twitter.com/N8oBGkIsEw— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) April 26, 2015
Refusing to give up the Dynamo dug deep for another goal and Raul Rodriguez delivered it. Rodriguez headed in a free kick from Brad Davis to give the team back the lead in the 82nd minute.
Then came six minutes of stoppage time.
Why six minutes? Well it took Stott that long to decide about sending off Taylor who shouldn't have been sent off. Dynamo fans nervously held their breath praying for time to run out on the clock but it didn't run out fast enough. Benny Feilhaber found the goal Kansas City was looking for in a long range shot that tied the game back up. The game ended with a 4-4 tie.
Unfortunately, it was a tie that would feel like a loss after the Dynamo gave up a two goal lead. Goals, fouls, red cards, this game had it all as the Dynamo and Sporting faced off at BBVA Stadium.
The Dynamo go from one rivalry, Sporting Kansas City, to the next as they take on F.C. Dallas at home on Friday.
Houston Dynamo: Deric; Sarkodie, Rodriguez, Taylor, Beasley; Lopez (77' Horst), Clark, Sturgis (85 Garrido), Davis; Barnes, Bruin (69' Hoffman)
Sporting Kansas City: Marin; Anibaba, Ellis, Besler, de Jong (Dia); Feilhaber, Carrasco, Espinoza; Zusi, Dwyer, Nemeth