Jackson Yueill answered with his second goal in as many games just seconds into the second half for San Jose, which extended their unbeaten run under interim manager Alex Covelo to four matches.
Quakes substitute Chofis Lopez came closest to a late winner for either side when he curled a left-footed effort just fractions wide of the top left corner in the 72nd minute.
- THE BIG PICTURE: The strong play of Russell in a rare start in a center forward role combined with Duke's work down the flank just might give SKC manager Peter Vermes something to think about. Russell's goal was the first for an SKC player who started in a central striking role this season, and Russell could conceivably play in Russell's wide role should the Scottish international be shifted to the No. 9 position.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Sporting Kansas City's goal came against the run of the first half, but was worthy of giving the visitors the lead, from the initial long ball from Roger Espinoza, from Duke's touch and athleticism to evade JT Marcinkowski, to Johnny Russell's side-footed finish.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Russell assumed the captain's role with his words two matches ago after an embarrassing 7-2 defeat in Portland. On Sunday, he assumed the same role with his actions and work rate on a night his most productive attacking colleague was absent. In addition to his well-taken goal, he led his team with 16 duels contested and was the only SKC player with multiple shots.
- SJ: Wednesday, May 25 at Sacramento Republic FC | 10:30 pm ET (ESPN+) | US Open Cup Round of 16
- SKC: Wednesday, May 25 vs. Houston Dynamo FC | 8:30 pm ET (ESPN+) | US Open Cup Round of 16