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Sporting KC scores late goal to make up for earlier gaffe, ties Colorado 1-1

Russell scores the equalizer in the 88th minute
Posted: 11:45 PM, Mar 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-18 00:45:27-04
Philadelphia Union v Sporting Kansas City

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Johnny Russell scored in the closing minutes to help Sporting Kansas City tie the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on Sunday night.

Gianluca Busio drew a foul against defender Axel Sjoberg a few yards outside the area and Russell put away the ensuing free kick , lifting it over the leaping 6-foot-7 Sjoberg and bending it inside the near post in the 88th minute.

Sporting goalkeeper Tim Melia mishandled a pass from Seth Sinovic and Diego Rubio capitalized, charging in to finish into an empty net from the corner of the 6-yard box to open the scoring in the 54th.

Johan Blomberg was shown a yellow card in the 80th minute and again in the 87th, leaving Colorado (0-1-2) a man down. Sporting is 1-1-1.