For the third straight weekend, a Sporting Kansas City player is among the finalists for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week.
Following in the footsteps of Felipe Gutierrez and Graham Zusi, forward Diego Rubio came off the bench in the 88th minute for a heroic cameo appearance that helped Sporting KC rescue a 2-2 draw in a thrilling battle against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Rubio made his mark in the first minute of second-half stoppage time, finishing off a breathtaking move inside the penalty area that involved a cunning pass from fellow substitute Gerso Fernandes and a superb back-heel layoff from Khiry Shelton. Rubio then made no mistake from close range, slotting low past Tim Howard to mark the ninth time in club regular season history that Sporting KC erased a two-goal deficit on the road to secure a result.
Supporters can vote Rubio for MLS Goal of the Week now through Thursday morning at 2 a.m. CT.
Currently occupying first place in the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City returns home next Saturday to host D.C. United in a 7:30 p.m. CT kickoff at Children's Mercy Park. Tickets for the match are on sale via SeatGeek.com, and the first 10,000 fans through the stadium gates will receive an Ike Opara bobblehead courtesy of match sponsor UMKC.