Colorado Rapids defender Kortne Ford sent in a looping header in second-half stoppage time to lift the MLS Homegrown Team to a 2-2 draw with the Chivas de Guadalajara's U-20 Team in the 2017 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on Tuesday.
Ford's header, off the cross from Atlanta United's Chris Goslin, helped the Homegrown Team earn a third draw in four all-time matches in the event after Chicago Fire product Djordje Mihailovic gave his side an opening minute lead at Toyota Park, his home ground.
But for a time it looked Chivas would emerge victors after an impressive fight back.
First, Jose de Jesus Godinez thumped in the final touch of a swift counterattack down the left to draw the visitors level before halftime. Then, after the New York Red Bulls' Evan Louro made three impressive saves early in the second half, there was nothing he could do to keep Ruben Dominguez's sizzling half-volley out of the net.
That looked to be the winner until Ford rose above his defender and sent a hopeful header that arced perfectly over Chivas 'keeper Juan Orozco, earning the Homegrowns a point and Ford man of the match honors.
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