Whitecaps Hold on for 1-1 Draw With Sporting KC
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver's Christian Bolanos and Sporting Kansas City's Diego Rubio scored in the first half and the Whitecaps held on with only 10 men for a 1-1 tie Wednesday night.
Bolanos scored his first Major League Soccer goal, connecting off Cristian Techera's corner kick in the 14th minute. Belanos deftly slotted into the top corner with a left-footed volley past goalkeeper Alec Kann.
Sporting tied it 13 minutes later on Rubio's first MLS goal. He scored off a scuffed shot from Kansas City's Lawrence Olum.
Vancouver went down to 10 men in the 51st minute when a poor back pass from Tim Parker to goalkeeper David Ousted forced fellow defender Kendall Waston to take down Rubio for his second yellow card.
Kansas City is 4-4-1, and Vancouver 3-4-2.