Earthquakes rally for 2 goals to take lead but draw with FC Dallas

Francis Atuahene scored less than a minute after entering as a substitute in his MLS debut and FC Dallas held on for a 2-2 draw against the Earthquakes on Saturday at Avaya Stadium.

Atuahene entered in the 64th minute and made it 2-all for FC Dallas early in the 65th with a right-footed shot off the outside of his foot.

After trailing at the break, the Earthquakes (5-6-4) rallied with two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half. Chris Wondolowski finished Magnus Eriksson’s cross in the 46th minute for his eighth goal in four games. Eriksson made it 2-1 in the 54th with a left-footed shot that slipped past the goalkeeper but was stopped by Matt Hedges after it crossed goal line.

In the 27th minute, San Jose goalkeeper Daniel Vega was under no pressure when he misplayed a soft-rolling back pass between his legs to score an own goal that gave FC Dallas the first-half lead.

More MLS: Ilsinho had two goals and an assist as the East-leading Philadelphia Union beat the visiting New York Red Bulls 3-2. … Kei Kamara scored in the 29th minute and the host Colorado Rapids beat Minnesota United 1-0.

• FIFA has banned the former head of soccer in Afghanistan from the sport for life for sexually abusing female players. Keramuudin Karim, who was president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, was also fined $1 million. FIFA says the “investigation into Mr. Karim concerned the complaints lodged by at least five Afghani female football players, accusing him of repeated sexual abuse in the period 2013-2018.”

• Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar will not require surgery on his injured right ankle.

• The U.S. was knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup in the quarterfinals for the third straight tournament, losing to Ecuador 2-1 at Gdynia, Poland. Jhon Espinoza scored the tiebreaker in the 43rd minute for Ecuador, which plays South Korea on Tuesday. Italy meets Ukraine in the other semifinal.

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Driver outlasts

Michigan rivals

Tyler Reddick trailed Cole Custer and Christopher Bell in the latter stages of this NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

There was no need to try to pass them.

“As much as I wanted to run down the guys in front of us, it became very obvious that they weren’t going to make it on fuel,” Reddick said.

Sure enough, Custer and Bell had to make pit stops, and Reddick took the lead with about 10 laps remaining. It was smooth sailing the rest of the way for Reddick at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. He won for the third time in the past five races.

Reddick increased his series points lead to 89 over second-place Bell.

• Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season at Michigan International Speedway while Aric Almirola again fell just short of the top qualifying spot. It’s Logano’s 22nd career pole and fourth at Michigan International Speedway. He’ll try for his second victory of the season Sunday. Kevin Harvick qualified third.

• Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden has his first IndyCar victory at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, becoming the first three-time winner in the series this year. Newgarden held off Alexander Rossi over the final 10 laps. Defending champion Scott Dixon was knocked out after tangling with Colton Herta with about 20 laps left.

• Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning final lap to clinch pole position for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

WNBA: Riquna Williams scored 25 points, Chelsea Gray added 21 and the visiting Los Angeles Sparks edged the Minnesota Lynx 89-85.

Boxing: In New York, Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1) stopped Steve Rolls (19-1) at 2:09 of the fourth round of their super middleweight fight. It was Golovkin’s first fight since he lost his WBA, WBC and IBO middleweight belts to Canelo Alvarez in September.

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