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SKC draw 3-3 after another second half collapse vs Timbers

More dropped points for Sporting KC after conceding three second-half goals in a draw vs Portland.



Credit: Thad Bell

Dropped points has been the story for Sporting KC. They’ve now been outscored 8-1 at home in the second half this season after the Portland Timbers came back for a 3-3 draw.

At one point on Sunday, the live table showed them in 2nd place in the Western Conference. 3rd overall in Major League Soccer. But not for long.

Willy Agada bagged a brace and Dany Rosero dunked home another corner kick in a dominant first half. But a second half collapse doomed SKC once again.

Alan Pulido has been nursing an injury but was taken off the injury report ahead this match. Peter Vermes chose to start Agada with Pulido on the bench. The Nigerian got the scoring started in the 13th minute. Albeit with the help of two big deflections.

The Portland Timbers entered the matching having lost three straight. They weren’t able to plant the seeds of any offense, only blossoming one shot in the first half.

The only blemish of the first half from SKC was a mistake from Dany Rosero, who picked up a professional yellow before anything could develop. But he made up for that in the 38th minute when he threw down the axe for the second goal.

The third goal came just before the halftime whistle off a set piece. Walter dinked it to the far post for Robert Voloder who found Agada for a tap in.


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… but Sporting KC let them back into the match.

Willy Agada had been far from perfect. In spite of the two goals, he had a few mistakes in big moments. This includes a chance to put the game away in the 61st minute with a penalty kick. He was looking for a hat trick… but he couldn’t even find the frame of the goal.

The entire match changed after that moment.

Just three minutes later Portland was on the board with a PK of their own.

Two minutes after that, a second.

The whole stadium collectively clinched up with the LA Galaxy loss fresh in their minds. The home side was forced into their own half and making desperate stops. But the equalizer inevitably came in the 81st minute.

Sporting KC had a couple looks on goal throughout the ten minutes of stoppage time, but couldn’t get back the three points. They settle for one point which puts them in 7th place.

This Saturday is the long awaited Inter Miami match at Arrowhead Stadium. Will Lionel Messi play?

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