FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jacobson and Walker Zimmerman scored in the final two minutes of regulation to lift FC Dallas into 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Jacobson scored in the 88th minute and Zimmerman followed with his first career MLS goal in the 90th to cap the stunning comeback for Dallas (8-3-5), which remains unbeaten at home this season at 7-0-2.
"We've had a great run at home here this year and it was something we stressed before the game, to keep that going," said the 25-year-old Zimmerman, who was making just his fourth MLS appearance. "We wanted three points, but obviously we showed a lot of character by coming back from 2-0. It was really special to be part of that comeback and to get a point in that situation."
Dallas remains atop the Western Conference standings, despite winning just once in its last five matches (1-2-2).
After Kei Kamara's penalty kick goal in the 43rd minute and an own goal in the 58th, Kansas City (6-5-5) seemed to be in good shape, even after going down to 10 men following C.J. Sapong's ejection in the 68th minute.
"I thought we were managing the game really well, and at that point, obviously, we got the red card and they were throwing a lot of numbers forward," Kansas City coach Peter Vermes said. "It's disappointing from the perspective that we put a lot of work into the game and I thought we had control of it."
KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen made four saves and appeared ready to earn his eighth shutout of the year.
"I think we had a good performance, for 88 minutes we did a very good job," Nielsen said. "The last few minutes of the game, they put a lot of pressure on us, dumping balls into the box and anything can happen. Unfortunately, it went their way in the end."
Dallas nearly won it in stoppage time, but Kenny Cooper's 20-yard blast curled just wide of the right post.
"They get a PK, an own goal and where a lot of teams might have folded and disappeared, I thought we kept fighting," Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said. "We were fortunate to pick up a red card and then our guys just went after them and really showed a lot of character. The players showed a lot of desire and determination to come back and score two late goals."
The comeback was started by Ramon Nunez, who entered the game in the 74th minute and was making just his second appearance of the season. Jacobson's header off Nunez's delivery from 15 yards out beat Nielsen over the shoulder, landing in the upper right corner for his third goal of the season.
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