KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Landon Donovan scored two minutes after entering as a second-half substitute and the Los Angeles Galaxy tied Sporting KC 2-2 on Sunday.
Donovan came on in the 74th minute and scored with his left foot after a give-and-go with Robbie Rogers. It was his first regular-season goal in Major League Soccer since Sept. 28, 2014, after coming out of retirement last week.
Los Angeles (11-4-15) moved into second place in the Western Conference standings -- four points behind FC Dallas. Sporting KC (11-12-7) is five points ahead of Seattle for the sixth and final playoff spot.
Alan Gordon scored his second goal in two games in the seventh minute to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. Emmanuel Boateng chased down a ball at the edge of the 18-yard box and chipped a cross in front of goal to find Gordon's head.
Jacob Peterson tied it at one goal each in the 50th minute when he headed home Dominic Dwyer's cross. It was Peterson's fifth straight home game with a goal.
Dwyer made it 2-1 in the 69th. Benny Feilhaber quickly played a free kick, Saad Abdul-Salaam was first to the through ball in the 18-yard box and Dwyer touched home a cross.
Sporting goalkeeper Tim Melia returned to the starting lineup after missing the last six games due to a back injury.