Toronto FC comeback fails as Earthquakes score late to force draw

Jack Skahan scored his first MLS goal in stoppage time to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday.

Goals from Deandre Kerr and Jonathan Osorio had appeared to give Toronto the comeback victory until the late stunner, which came seconds after Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg made a fine save on Jeremy Ebobisse.

But an attempted clearance from Ifunanyachi Achara sent the ball back into the Toronto penalty area and Skahan beat Westberg in the 92nd minute.

Ebobisse scored his 10th of the season to put the Quakes ahead in the 26th minute, with San Jose seemingly heading for their first away win this season as the game progressed.

But after an unproductive 45-minute opener, Toronto came out with more of a second-half goal and eventually beat Quakes goaltender JT Marcinkowski in the 71st minute on a quick counterattack.

Osorio sent the ball past Kerr and, with the defense backing away, the 19-year-old homegrown curled a low shot just outside the penalty area past Marcinkowski in the corner for his third of the season.

WATCH | Skahan makes the link:

Earthquakes score in stoppage time to draw even with TFC

Jack Skahan’s first MLS goal erased a two-goal comeback from Toronto FC and gave San Jose a 2-2 draw.

Kansas City completes comeback against CF Montreal

CF Montreal took an early lead, but Sporting Kansas City bounced back to steal a 2-1 Major League Soccer win at Stade Saputo on Saturday night.

Romell Quioto scored for Montreal (9-8-2) but goals from Roger Espinoza and Remi Walter gave Sporting Kansas City the three points (5-11-4).

After a stellar 2-1 road win over the Seattle Sounders on June 29, Montreal was left with back-to-back losses.

After losing their last two league games, the MLS slums remained confident to end their losing woes in Quebec. The two clubs hadn’t faced each other since March 2019, but Kansas City have only lost to Montreal once in their last seven meetings.

Montreal opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Lassi Lappalainen dribbled Ben Sweat down the right flank before crossing to the far post for Quioto. The Honduran scored his seventh goal of the campaign.

Espinoza took advantage of a Montreal mishap and tied the game for Kansas City in the 29th minute.

Quioto’s cross bounced off Espinoza and the Kansas City midfielder beat the Honduran to the ball. Espinoza then chipped the ball over Sebastian Breza, who had ventured too far from his net.

Kansas City got the decisive goal in the 63rd minute. Khiry Shelton cleared on the right flank after a throw-in and crossed back to the center of the box. Walter ran through the Montreal defense and hit the game winner.

WATCH | Walter nets winner:

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Sporting KC claim surprise win at CF Montreal

Rémi Walter’s second-half goal gives Sporting KC a 2-1 win over CF Montreal on Saturday night.

Montreal played without Victor Wanyama, who missed the game with a non-COVID illness. The club also announced before kick-off that they had added goalkeeper Logan Ketterer to the COVID-19 protocol.

Montreal are now looking forward to next week when they host rivals Toronto FC on July 16. Kansas City will continue its three-game road stint and face Minnesota United on July 13.

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