LA Galaxy draw with Sporting Kansas City despite playing with ten men

LA Galaxy managed to earn a draw against Sporting Kansas City despite getting Ashley Cole sent off for a second bookable offence.

This meant that LA Galaxy had to play with ten men for around 20 minutes of the game.

LA Galaxy, who was without Nigel de Jong, who is currently suspended and Steven Gerrard and relied on Giovani Dos Santos to win the game. However, it was Sporting Kansas City that started the game the better and opened the scoring in the 30th minute.

Indeed, Davis managed to escape the marking of two LA Galaxy defender and fire a curling shot that did not give Rowe any chance. The goal left LA Galaxy shocked, and they would take some time to recover from going behind.

With 3 minutes left to play in the first-half, Gyasi Zardes will break quickly on a counter-attack and make a wonderful pass to Dos Santos. The latter will fire a chipped ball that Timothy Melia could not stop to equalize for LA Galaxy.

After the break, the game will be quite open with both teams getting occasions to score the winning goal, but they will be let down by poor decision making or sheer bad luck.

And with 20 minutes left to play, Ashley Cole will receive a red card for a second bookable offence. With a man-advantage on the pitch, Sporting Kansas City will press to score the winning goal but in vain. Indeed, they will have more than 17 attempts on goal in this match.

Sporting midfielder Zusi said that he was a bit disappointed for the game to finish in a draw especially when they had a dominant performance. He believes that they will have to find a way to score more goals in order to win games.