The Colorado Rapids seemed dead in the water after a late penalty kick gave the Vancouver Whitecaps a lead, but Axel Sjoberg had his say deep into second-half stoppage time.
The Rapidspulled out a 2-2 tie against the Whitecapsat BC PlacefollowingSjoberg's 95th minute equalizer. Kevin Doyle, who got the Rapids on the board earlier in the second half, played provider with time winding down.
Two South American stars appear set to leave MLS as the summer transfer window continues to heat up.
The Chicago Fire and Gilberto have mutually agreed to terminate the forward's contract, with Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez stating that the Brazilian, "was not able to reach his top form in Major League Soccer," despite his best efforts.
Sporting Kansas City's chances of advancing out of their group in the 2016-2017 Champions League took a major hit in Vancouver tonight as Sporting came out completely flat and could never recover as they fell 3-0 on the road to the Whitecaps. The loss drops Kansas City to third in the three team group with one point and a -3 goal difference through their first two games.
A Canada vs. America showdown headlines this week's CONCACAF Champions League action
Sporting Kansas City travels north of the border to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in an all-MLS group C match-up. Elsewhere, FC Dallas will travel down to Nicaragua to face Group H cellar-dwellers Real Esteli.
Sporting Kansas City close out the road portion of their CCL group play tomorrow night in Vancouver where they'll play their second game in four days against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. After a 2-2 draw in Trinidad last week, Sporting KC sit in second place in the group behind Vancouver who have three points after they won 1-0 in Trinidad.
Controversy around a penalty kick usuallyhinges on whether the penalty should or should not have been called. In the case of Sporting KC and the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night, the confusion arose from what occurred after the ball was struck.
Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted easily saved Benny Feilhaber's penalty kick, which was called as Jacob Peterson went down in the box in the 63rd minute.
Sporting got some help from other results around the league before they took on the Vancouver Whitecaps late at Children's Mercy Park, and took full advantage claiming a 2-0 win over Vancouver to push them up into fourth place in the Western Conference.
Kansas City controlled the first half of play keeping the Whitecaps pinned back in their own end for long stretches.
Tonight CONCACAF held their draw for the 2016-2017 CONCACAF Champions League. Sporting Kansas City learned their opponents in this year's competition, they'll face one familiar foe and one brand new opponent. Sporting Kansas City were drawn into Group C for the tournament and will face off against Trinidad and Tobago side Central FC and fellow MLS side, Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
While Fabian Espindola's stay in Vancouver was brief to say the least, the Whitecaps appear to have found a more permanent option at striker to bolster the team's already dangerous attack.
The Whitecaps acquired forward Giles Barneson Saturday night from the Houston Dynamo in a trade that sent general allocation money and the right of first refusal for Costa Rican defender Keyner Brown to the latter.
Saturday's clash between the Houston Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps was played despite scorching hot temperatures, but the play of the two sides never came close to matching the levels of the weather on the field.
The Dynamo and Whitecaps played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night, with the Canadian side earning their third draw in four games.
The Union midfield is in transition. PSP's Adam Cann breaks down that transition after the Union's 3-2 loss to Vancouver, why the Union are now surrendering so many goals, and why the attack is so exciting to watch.
The San Jose Earthquakes failed to win each of their first 12 road matches, but Quincy Amarikwa and Simon Dawkins ensured Friday night would be a successful one for a team still in the thick of a playoff race.
Amarikwa and Dawkins each contributed goals on the night, leading the Quakes to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.
The LA Galaxy entered Monday's clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps winless in their last seven matches. The performances of the club's biggest names ushered them back into the win column, even as one of them saw redfor another dangerous foul
Robbie Keane provided the opening goal while Steven Gerrard added a pair of assists to lead the Galaxy to a 2-0 victory over the Whitecaps on Tuesday at the StubHub Center.
Kelyn Rowe's exquisite volley lifted the Revolution to its first road win of the season as the locals defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.
With the score level entering the 55th minute, Rowe whipped his right leg around a Teal Bunbury cross at the top of the box, uncorking a shot that eluded the dive of David Ousted to the put the Revolution ahead.