Cornelius’ late goal lifts Whitecaps to draw against SKC

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Sporting Kansas City defender Botond Barath (2) heads the ball over Vancouver Whitecaps forward Fredy Montero, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City. (Orlin Wagner/AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Derek Cornelius scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to help the Vancouver Whitecaps pull level for a 1-1 draw against 10-man Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.

Cornelius tied it for the Whitecaps (3-6-4) with a left-footed volley from near the penalty spot to finish Ali Adnan’s cross.

Sporting KC (2-4-5) took the lead in the 37th minute on Krisztian Nemeth’s goal, a close-range finish of the rebound off Johnny Russell’s saved attempt. In the 51st minute, Nemeth was sent off for a reckless challenge against Felipe Martins.

Sporting KC extended its winless streak to seven.

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