Red Bulls 1, Sporting KC 1: Kei Kamara's Goals At Both Ends Gives Red Bulls Tie

August 26, 2012; Kansas City, KS, USA; New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Bill Gaudette (88) complains to referee Hilardo Grajeda during the second half of the soccer match against Sporting KC at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

New York didn't put any shots on goal, but still managed a point against the best team in the conference when Kei Kamara scored at both ends.

The Red Bulls couldn't put a shot on goal, but still managed to leave Kansas City with a 1-1 draw thanks to Kei Kamara, who not only scored Sporting's lone goal but also headed the ball into his own net to bring the Red Bulls level.

Thierry Henry didn't travel with the team, but instead stayed at home for the birth of his son, and the team's offense suffered. The Red Bulls went down early as Kamara struck in the fourth minute. Bill Gaudette made a poor decision to try to challenge Teal Bunbury at the top of the box on a semi-breakaway, but Bunbury chipped the ball over him to Kamara, who headed the ball easily into the back of the net.

But Kamara would make a difference again with his head, accidentally slotting the ball past his own keeper while attempting to clear the ball on a free kick by Sebastien Le Toux. New York would never put a shot on net and wouldn't even register a shot until nearly 60 minutes into the game.

The draw keeps New York two points back of Kansas City in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings. A win would have brought the Red Bulls even with KC at 46 points a piece, but the Red Bulls will be happy to escape a poor game against one of the league's best with a point. Kansas City is three points behind San Jose in the fight for the Supporters Shield, while the Red Bulls still have a shot five points back.

For more on the Red Bulls, check out Once a Metro.

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