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Late Bravo goal rescues Sporting against Chivas

Jul 10, 2011 - 3:22 AM 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 opening goal.

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.