Published August 02, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Little-used forward Kyle Miller scored a fluke stoppage-time goal in his first start for Sporting Kansas City, salvaging a 1-1 draw against English side Stoke City FC in an international exhibition on Wednesday night.
Miller, who played his high school and college soccer in the Kansas City area, deflected a clearance attempt by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic into an empty net in the second minute of added time.
Sporting, which fielded a reserve-heavy lineup on Wednesday night, is 0-1-3 in international friendlies since the team renamed itself from the Wizards before the 2011 season.
Stoke went up 1-0 in the 84th minute on Michael Tonge's penalty kick. Tonge earned the spot kick in the 83rd when he was fouled by Konrad Warzycha after driving into the area along the end line.