For week 22 in the United States – MLS 2023, Sporting KC and Dynamo tied this Saturday 2-2 at Shell Energy Stadium. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Aliyu Ibrahim (46′ 1T) and Iván Franco (52′ 2T). While the away goals were made by Alan Pulido (24′ 1T and 16′ 2T, penalty).
A great play by Dynamo, 52 minutes into the second half, was the one that moved the score thanks to Iván Franco. After receiving an assist from Thorleifur Úlfarsson, the midfielder placed it to the left post and below. Impossible for the goalkeeper!
Dynamo had more chances to win but couldn’t find the way to score the difference. He stalked the rival goal with 19 shots, of which 11 were on target and 6 were outside.
The best man of the match was Iván Franco. The Dynamo midfielder scored 1 goal.
Alan Pulido also stood out at the Shell Energy Stadium. The Sporting Kansas City attacker scored 2 goals and shot at the opposite goal 3 times.
The game was notable for a lot of friction and constant fouls that cut the game short. There were several cautioned: Thorleifur Úlfarsson, Héctor Herrera, Dany Rosero, Sebastián Ferreira and Tim Leibold.
Dynamo manager Benjamin Olsen proposed a 4-5-1 formation with Steven Clark on goal; Franco Escobar, Erik Sviatchenko, Ethan Bartlow and Daniel Steres on the defensive line; Artur, Héctor Herrera, Corey Baird, Amine Bassi and Nelson Quiñones in the middle; and Aliyu Ibrahim in attack.
For its part, Peter Vermes’s team took to the field with a 4-3-3 scheme with Kendall McIntosh under the three sticks; Jake Davis, Dany Rosero, Andreu Fontas and Tim Leibold on defense; Erik Thommy, Rémi Walter and Gadi Kinda in midfield; and Johnny Russell, Alan Pulido and Daniel Salloi up front.
Nima Saghafi was the referee who officiated the match at the Shell Energy Stadium.
Dynamo’s next game in the championship will be at home against Minnesota United, while Sporting KC hosts Real Salt Lake.
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