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Tomas Totland scores first MLS goal in injury time, St. Louis plays Sporting KC to 3-3 draw

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Tomas Totland scored his first MLS goal in the second minute of stoppage time, João Klauss added a goal and two assists and St. Louis City rallied for a 3-3 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.

Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia played a goal kick into midfield that was ultimately won by St. Louis and, after a pair of one-touch passes, Totland beat a defender before firing in a shot from the right corner of the area inside the far post limit the score in the second minute of stoppage time.

Alan Pulido tapped a pass to Willy Agada, who played a one-touch pass back to Pulido for a left-footed goal from point-blank range, giving Sporting Kansas City (2-2-5) a 1-0 lead in the 17th. minute.

Rasmus Alm rolled a cross from the right into the center of the penalty area, where a streaking Klauss scored to make it 1–1 in the 31st and Célio Pompeu ripped a right-footer from twenty yards out to give St. Louis (2–1 -6) a 2-1 lead in the third minute of stoppage time of the first half.

Dániel Sallói, on the left, sent an arcing cross from close to goal towards the back post, which was redirected into the net by goalkeeper Roman Bürki for an own goal to make it 2–2 in the 65th minute, but Erik Thommy slid behind. the defense and ran onto a long ball played by Andreu Fontàs for a breakaway goal to give Sporting a 3–2 lead in the 77th.

Melia finished with four saves for Kansas City, which had 56.8% possession but was outscored 20-7 by St. Louis.