Red Bulls Winless Streak At Four After Draw With SKC

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Daniel Royer dribbles past Tim Melia. Photo: Peter G. Aiken/USA Today Sports

The New York Red Bulls ended one streak but continued another after playing to a 2-2 road draw against Sporting Kansas City.

While the Red Bulls ended its losing streak at three, it extended its winless streak to four as the team was unable to hold a late one-goal lead.

With New York leading 2-1 as the clock ticked toward the 90-minute mark, Sporting Kansas City was able to level the match in the 88th minute as 16-year old Gianluca Busio got on the end of a loose ball and beat Luis Robles.

After Johnny Russell gave the hosts a 1-0 lead with a 24th-minute goal, the visitors would score the next two.

Early in the second half, Cristian Cásseres, Jr., placed a perfectly-timed pass over SKC’s backline for Daniel Royer who took a touch in stride, dribbled past Sporting’s keeper Tim Melia and finished for the equalizer in the 52nd minute.

New York would take its first lead in the 75th minute from an unlikely source. After head coach Chris Armas subbed out Bradley Wright-Phillips for Brian White, the substitute would make the move look brilliant.

From the far sideline, Kaku sent a deep pass into the 18-yard box where White through a diving header scored what was at the time the go-ahead goal.

The game would end in controversy as Kaku received a red card after kicking the ball into the stands and hitting a Sporting Kansas City supporter. The teams scuffled briefly and following the match Kaku apologized for his actions.

New York wraps up their two-match road trip on Sunday, April 20, against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.