Sporting Kansas City 2, FC Dallas 3 | 2020 MLS Regular Season Match Recap

Ryan Hollingshead capitalized on Graham Zusi's defensive error to score in the 86th minute, lifting FC Dallas to a 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday at Children's Mercy Park despite giving back an earlier two-goal lead.

Franco Jara also scored twice, the first multi-goal game of his brief MLS career, to help Dallas to its first three-game winning streak since they had four consecutive victories from May 25 to June 9 of 2018.

The visitors held on to their late lead through seven-plus minutes of second-half stoppage time after Bryan Acosta was sent off for his second bookable offense in the 90th minute.

Johnny Russell struck for his own second-half brace to help SKC climb out of a 2-0 hole, tying the game in the 83rd minute when he headed in Gianluca Busio's free kick.

But three minutes later, Michael Barrios intercepted Zusi's under-hit backpass, and after Tim Melia's initial save, Hollingshead was there to slot in the rebound.


  • 42' - DAL - Franco Jara | WATCH
  • 48' - DAL - Franco Jara | WATCH
  • 53' - SKC - Johnny Russell | WATCH
  • 83' - SKC - Johnny Russell
  • 86' - DAL - Ryan Hollingshead

Three Things

Kansas City missed an opportunity to go back in first in the Western Conference standings with a victory, and in the process perhaps showed how badly they miss striker
Alan Pulido
, who has been out for four games. Meanwhile, after a slow start to the 2020 campaign, Dallas is finally finding its footing. That's particularly true of its attacking combo of Jara and
Santiago Mosquera
, who have combined for nine goals in September.

 All the momentum of the previous 30-plus minutes suggested Kansas City were the more likely side to find a late winner after erasing a two-goal deficit. But that meant little after the usually sure-footed Zusi flubbed his attempted pass to Melia, with Barrios and Hollingshead also deserving plenty of credit for reacting alertly.

  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Johnny Russell. The Scottish international was all over the pitch after halftime, and deserved to be the hero for the home fans after his 83rd-minute leveler. 

  • Up Next

    • SKC:Wednesday, September 23 vs. Orlando City (7:30 pm ET | FS1/FOX Deportes, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada)
    • DAL: Wednesday, September 23 at Atlanta United (7 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in the US and DAZN in Canada)