Ike Opara scored the tying goal in the 52nd minute and Sporting Kansas City played Real Salt Lake to a 1-1 draw Sunday.

Sporting K.C, (15-8-7) is two points behind first-place FC Dallas in the Western Conference. Real Salt Lake (13-11-7) sits two points shy of fourth-place Portland — with the teams facing off twice in the final three regular-season games.

Sporting Kansas City forward Gerso (12) controls the ball in front of Real Salt Lake forward Brooks Lennon, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Opara scored his third goal of the season on a leaping header of Johnny Russell’s corner kick.

Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird (27) celebrates his goal with teammates Jefferson Savarino (7) and Aaron Herrera (22) during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Corey Baird gave RSL the lead in the ninth minute. He ran past the defense for Jefferson Savarino’s through ball and scored his first goal in over a month.

Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird, right, scores a goal while covered by Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando came out of his area to deny a breakaway attempt in the 81st and he made a kick save of Diego Rubio’s open shot in the 87th.

Sporting Kansas City forward Kristin Nemeth (9) tries to head the ball past Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera, back, runs into Sporting Kansas City forward Johnny Russell (7) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Source: The Associated Press