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Pulido rallies Sporting KC to 2-2 draw with Galaxy

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Jun 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-22 13:16:50-04

CARSON, Calif. — Alan Pulido scored two goals, the second on a penalty kick in the first minute of second-half stoppage time, to rally Sporting Kansas City to a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday night.

Pulido scored in a career-high fourth straight match for Sporting KC (5-9-6). Pulido took passes from Erik Thommy and Dániel Sallói in the 12th minute and scored for a 1-0 lead.

Defender Martín Cáceres pulled the Galaxy (3-9-5) even in the 24th minute, using an assist from Douglas Costa to score his second goal of the season.

The Galaxy took the lead in the 64th minute on rookie Preston Judd's second goal of the campaign with an assist from Riqui Puig.

Pulido's second netter was his seventh of the season.

Jonathan Bond turned away three shots for the Galaxy. Kendall McIntosh did not make a save for Sporting KC.

The Galaxy lost 1-0 to Charlotte in their last match at home, but haven't been shut out in two straight there since 2019.

Sporting KC falls to 1-9-9 in its last 19 road matches in all competitions. The club is 3-0-3 in its last six matches with LA, including a scoreless draw earlier this season.

LA is 2-4-1 in its last seven matches at home after a seven-match unbeaten run.

Sporting KC returns home to host the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The Galaxy travel to play the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.