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Recap: Sporting settles for 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sporting Kansas City settled for a 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday night in the 150th MLS match played at Children’s Mercy Park.

Krisztian Nemeth fired the hosts ahead after 37 minutes with his team-best 11th goal of the season in all competitions before receiving a red card early in the second half. Ten-man Sporting nearly held on for all three points, but Vancouver salvaged a last-gasp equalizer when substitute Derek Cornelius bagged his first career MLS goal in the 94th minute to ensure a share of the spoils.

Working with an injury-hit squad, Sporting Manager Peter Vermes was without the services of 10 players but welcomed defender Matt Besler back into the starting XI after a four-week absence due to a hamstring strain.