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Sporting Kansas City defeated the New York Red Bulls 1-0 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Wednesday in the club's first preseason match since arriving in Orlando, Fla., last week.
Jacob Peterson scored the lone goal of the match in the 65th minute. Second-year pro Christian Duke played the ball into the Red Bulls penalty area and Peterson capitalized on a poor touch by the Red Bulls defender, sliding to intercept the back pass and knocking the ball past Castano to give Sporting KC the 1-0 victory.
Sporting Kansas City also played a scrimmage against Eastern Florida State College on Wednesday, earning a 2-0 victory over the local university with goals from SuperDraft selection Adnan Gabeljic and guest trialist Carlos Sanchez.
Sporting Kansas City: Eric Kronberg; Chance Myers (Kevin Ellis 61), Aurelien Collin (Erik Palmer-Brown 61), Ike Opara (Lawrence Olum 61), Seth Sinovic (Josh Gardner 61); Oriol Rosell (Jimmy Medranda 61), Paulo Nagamura (Mikey Lopez 61), Benny Feilhaber (Christian Duke 61); Sal Zizzo (Jacob Peterson 61), Dom Dwyer (Claudio Bieler 31), C.J. Sapong (Adnan Gabeljic 61)
New York Red Bulls (First Half): Luis Robles, Kosuke Kimura, Jamison Olave, Armando, Roy Miller, Lloyd Sam, Eric Alexander, Dax McCarty, Bobby Convey, Peguy Luyindula, Bradley Wright-Phillips
New York Red Bulls (Second Half): Santiago Castano, Chris Duvall*, Matt Miazga, Ibrahim Sekagya, Nate Polak* (Ambroise Oyongo* 76’), Connor Lade (Eric Stevenson* 69’), Michael Bustamante, Ruben Bover, Jonny Steele, Marius Obekop, Andre Akpan
NY - Michael Bustamante (caution; reckless tackle) 71
KC - Jacob Peterson (unassisted) 65
- Information from Sporting KC