Galaxy pull a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City

Sheanon Williams, Daniel Salloi
Galaxy defender Sheanon Williams (29) heads the ball away from breaking Sporting Kansas City forward Daniel Salloi, right, during the first half on Saturday.
(Orlin Wagner / Associated Press)

Johnny Russell scored in the 83rd minute and Sporting Kansas City clinched a playoff spot with a 1-1 draw with the Galaxy on Saturday night.

Russell zig-zagged through four defenders on the right side of the penalty box and scored with a curling shot into the far corner.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty kick to open the scoring in the 25th minute for the Galaxy (12-11-9). It was the Swedish forward’s 21st goal of the season. Ola Kamara drew the penalty against goalkeeper Tim Melia for a trip in the area.

Melia made a diving save to punch away Ashley Cole’s chip shot in first-half stoppage time for Sporting KC (15-8-8).


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