Eugene Starikov with Tom Tomsk
Courtesy of FC Tom Tomsk

American Exports: Starikov dangerous in Tom Tomsk draw

AMSTERDAM - Eugene Starikov and Tom Tomsk clawed and scraped their way back from an early deficit to eventually rally at the death for a 1-1 draw with guests Spartak Moscow on Tuesday afternoon.

The former Stetson University standout fired off four shots throughout the match, with three of them forcing good saves by Spartak's Ukraine netminder Andriy Dikan.

Tomsk spent most of the game playing catch-up to Artem Dzyuba's 20th minute strike, but Starikov's fellow Zenit St. Petersburg loan-out Maksim Kanunnikov earned the home side a share with a superb solo effort a minute from time. 

Stay connected: The official MLS app keeps you connected with the latest news, highlights, scores, standings, and analysis all for FREE. Download for iOS (Apple) or Download for Android