The Houston Dynamo headed to Sporting Kansas City hoping to get what would be their second road win of the season. After digging deep and coming back from a 2-0 deficit the Dynamo were able to leave Kansas City with a point from a 3-3 draw.
Sporting Kansas City got on the board early in the game. The Dynamo defense made multiple stops at the goal line but failed to clear the ball at the end of each one. The ball eventually found Jacob Peterson who sent it right to the back of the net to give SKC an early 1-0 lead.
A few minutes later Sporting was awarded a free kick. Benny Feilhaber took the free kick which deflected off a Dynamo player. The ball narrowly missed the net on the deflection before headed out of danger for the Dynamo.
Failed clearances would haunt the Dynamo once again in this game. The Dynamo failed to clear the ball near goal in the 26th minute and Rodger Espinoza made them pay for it. Collen Warner attempted to pass the ball and Espinoza stepped into the pass and smashed the ball into the upper net to give SKC a 2-0 lead.
Mauro Manotas beat SKC to the ball in the box and hit an angled shot towards goal. The ball found its way in past the corner post to give Manotas his first MLS goal. It was the first Dynamo goal of the game with SKC holding a one goal lead 30 minutes into the game.
The second half started off a little quieter than the first half but it didn’t last for long as both team resumed scoring. The Dynamo got behind SKC’s defense and Alex Lima was able to nutmeg Kann and get the equalizer to make it 2-2 in the 59th minute.
A few minutes later the Dynamo almost made it 3-2 as Lima had a shot blocked but Clark was unable to control the rebound. Then a minute later Boniek left the ball for Manotas at the top of the box but the forwards left footed shot went wide.
The Dynamo would keep things level until the 80th minute. A corner kick for Sporting took a deflection and fell to Dom Dwyer who finished it easily with what looked like the winning goal.
In the 87th minute the referee failed to call a handball against SKC. Manotas’ cross found Bruin who’s shot was blocked by an arm. However, the referee didn’t call the clear penalty. But the Dynamo would get their goal. In the last kick of the game Boniek served a free kick into the box. Raul Rodriguez got a head on it and it went off the crossbar anf off Kann to find the net and bring the Dynamo back level with SKC.
SKC dominated the game with 59.2% of possession and 16 shots to Houston’s 9. But the stats didn’t matter as both teams came away with 3 goals each.
Next up for the Dynamo is Real Salt Lake. The Dynamo are on the road next Saturday still looking for their second road win of the season.
.@GEICO starting XI: Willis; Williams, Rodríguez, Anibaba, Beasley ©; Warner; García, Clark, Alex, Maidana; Manotas pic.twitter.com/CNsXMG7Rkq— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 9, 2016
Your #SportingKC starting XI for tonight's match vs @HoustonDynamo. Kickoff at 7pm @UniMas @38TheSpot #AllForTheCity pic.twitter.com/n0BJLgx0WD— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) September 9, 2016
63' SUB: Seth Sinovic on for Nuno Coelho. 2-2. https://t.co/H2gT359LP0 #SKCvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 10, 2016
69' SUB: Connor Hallisey replaces Brad Davis. https://t.co/H2gT359LP0 #SKCvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 10, 2016
75' SUB: Keyner Brown replaces DaMarcus Beasley to make his @MLS debut. https://t.co/H2gT359LP0 #SKCvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 10, 2016
80' SUB: Eric Alexander on for Chaco Maidana. Still 2-2 in Kansas City. https://t.co/H2gT359LP0 #SKCvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 10, 2016
84' SUB: Will Bruin on for Collen Warner as the #Dynamo chase another equalizer, down 3-2. https://t.co/H2gT359LP0 #SKCvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 10, 2016