Red Bulls edge Sporting Kansas City 3-2
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)—Lloyd Sam had a goal and an assist after coming in as a second-half substitute, and the New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Saturday to take over first place in the Eastern Conference.
Sam, who entered in the 60th minute with the score tied at 1, assisted on Fabian Espindola’s go-ahead goal in the 63rd minute and then made it 3-1 in the 69th with a counterattack goal.
Steele also had a goal and an assist for the Red Bulls (11-7-5), who extended their unbeaten streak to four and moved two points ahead of Kansas City (10-7-6) in the East.
Kei Kamara had a goal and an assist for Sporting K.C.
Steele put New York up 1-0 in the 27th minute, but Kamara equalized in the 45th.
Kamara also assisted on Dom Dwyer’s first MLS goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, pulling Sporting within 3-2.