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Colorado Rapids, Sporting KC tie 1-1 in West showdown

Sporting KC moves 11-4-7 on the season
Johnny Russell
Posted at 10:45 PM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-28 23:45:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Colorado’s Jonathan Lewis and Sporting Kansas City’s Johnny Russell scored first-half goals in a 1-1 tie Saturday night in a showdown between two of the top teams in the Western Conference.

Lewis scored in the 17th minute for Colorado after a defender blocked his initial shot in the box.

Kansas City tied it when Russell bent in a free kick from just above the circle in the 41st minute.

In the 88th minute a sliding Russell got his foot on the ball but defender Austin Trusty cleared if off the line, depriving Sporting KC a chance to move into a first-place tie with Seattle.