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Sporting KC Ties Real Esteli 1-1

Associated Press - September 18, 2013 5:49 am

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Jacob Peterson scored in the 78th minute, and Sporting Kansas City salvaged a 1-1 draw against Real Esteli in the group stage of CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night.

Peterson’s equalizer came after a low corner kick to the near post from Graham Zusi. It was the first goal of the year in any competition for the substitute.

The Nicaraguan side, which remained winless in 37 CONCACAF matches across all tournament formats, went up 1-0 in the 54th minute on Rudel Calero’s header off Samuel Wilson’s corner kick.

Sporting had several chances to win late, including Peterson’s shot just outside the post in stoppage time after a poor clearance from goalkeeper Justo Lorente.

Sporting still leads Group 2 with seven points through three matches, with one more to play.

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