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RECAP: Two Goals in a Minute Sink New York in Home Opener

photo from New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls surrender two goals in a minute to lose the game in their home opener against Sporting KC on Saturday night. The meltdown occurred when the home team defense gave the opposition a penalty and then allowed them to play through their defense between the 59th and 60th minute.

The first half was promising if not mundane. New York controlled the pass and pressured Sporting KC. They were unable to get clear opportunities on net but new signings Fabio and Diarra showed well. The defense was also formidable, keeping the opponents to few opportunites.

The pace changed significantly in the second half with the game's opening goal being scored by Caden Clark in the 48th minute. The effort came after an attempted cross was deflected and fell towards the middle of the box. Clark hit the ball one-time and beat the Sporting keeper, giving the game life. 

It wouldn't take long before the response came after Andrew Gutman was called for a handball in the box in the 58th minute. Gadi Kinda converting the penalty but it was the following minute that proved to be the decisive blow. Khiry Shelton sent a low cross into the box that found the foot of Daniel Salloi. The defense was left stunned as the game quickly fell out of reach.

Several substitutions from Struber did attempt to breath life into the game. Daniel Royer did help to create danger in front of goal but nothing was a significant enough threat for the Sporting KC goalkeeper. 

New York starts the season with a deflating loss and now has to travel across the country to open up the LA Galaxy season at Dignity Health Sports Park next Sunday.

Starting XI:

New York Red Bulls: Coronel; Duncan, Nealis, Long, Gutman, Diarra (54' Valot), Davis, Casseres Jr. (72' Carmona), Clark, White (61' Barlow), Fabio (72' Royer)

Sporting KC: Pulskamp; Lindsey, Fontas, Isimat-Mirin, Walker, Kinda (77' Pulido), Espinoza (90' Hernandez), Busio, Shelton, Salloi (77' Russell)

Goals:
48' (New York Red Bulls) Caden Clark (1) - unassisted
59' (Sporting KC) Gadi Kinda (1) - PK
60' (Sporting KC) Daniel Salloi (1) - assisted by Khiry Shelton

Discipline:
9' (Sporting KC) Nicholas Isimat-Mirin - YELLOW CARD
41' (New York Red Bulls) Youba Diarra - YELLOW CARD

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