MLS Game Summary - Chivas USA at Kansas City|
(Saturday, July 9, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Chivas USA 1, Kansas City 1
Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City stole a point from
Chivas USA Saturday night, as a late goal from Omar Bravo earned a 1-1 draw
for his side and preserved an impressive unbeaten streak that has now extended
to ten games.
Chivas looked like the team most likely to draw first blood in the first half.
A shot from Nick LaBrocca hit the crossbar in the 12th minute, and Sporting
goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen tipped the rebound away to safety. Nielsen would not
be so lucky later in the first half, and it was LaBrocca who would provide the
In the 30th minute, LaBrocca ran onto a Justin Braun through ball and showed
poise to slide his shot under Nielsen into the bottom left corner for his
sixth goal of the season.
Chivas looked certain to take all three points, but Omar Bravo's injury time
heroics salvaged a point for Sporting as the match ended with both teams tied
at one goal apiece.
After a scramble in the box, Bravo headed home the game-tying goal from close
range. It was the Mexican international's fourth goal of the season.
Sporting will aim to continue its good run of form when they travel to
Robertson Stadium to face the Houston Dynamo on July 16th, while Chivas will
host Red Bull New York at the Home Depot Center.
07/09 23:21:57 ET