Red-hot Real Salt Lake rallies from three-goal deficit to earn 3-3 draw vs. FC Dallas

After trailing 3-0 in the second half, RSL extends its Major League Soccer unbeaten streak to 11 games

FC Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes (30) makes an attempt on a scoring shot by Real Salt Lake midfielder Nelson Palacio to tie the score 3-3 in injury time during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Frisco, Texas. The teams tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Real Salt Lake’s Nelson Palacio scored late in second-half stoppage time, and RSL overcame a three-goal deficit to walk away with a 3-3 draw against host FC Dallas on Saturday.

The tie extended first-place RSL’s Major League Soccer unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Palacio scored his first goal for RSL from the top of the box with an assist from Anderson Julio.

Dallas’ Asier Illarramendi scored the game’s first goal on a long-distance shot from the left side in first-half stoppage time, as RSL goalkeeper Zac MacMath committed an error on the play. MacMath appeared ready to punch the ball away with both fists before apparently changing his mind and trying to catch it, but it went off his hands and into the net.

Patrickson Delgado scored in the 57th minute to make it 2-0, and Paul Arriola scored in the 59th, with an assist from Illarramendi, for a 3-0 Dallas lead.

Diego Luna sparked RSL’s comeback with a goal in the 61st minute, with assists from Andrés Gómez and Matt Crooks. In the 73rd minute, Julio scored with an assist from Maikel Chang to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Palacio scored the equalizer in the closing minutes as RSL pulled off a stunning comeback for the second straight game. Last week, Real Salt Lake (8-2-5) overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Colorado Rapids 5-3.

Dallas is now 3-6-4 and in 12th place in the Western Conference.

Real Salt Lake had a 19-16 advantage in shots against Dallas, but Dallas had and 11-8 advantage in shots on goal.

MacMatch notched six saves, while Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes had four.

RSL will return to action with a game at Seattle on Wednesday (8:30 p.m. MDT, Apple TV).