Manchester United stunned by 10-man Kansas City
NEW YORK (Reuters) - English Premier League club Manchester United suffered the first defeat on their pre-season North America tour when they were upset 2-1 by the 10-man Kansas City Wizards in Kansas City on Sunday.
Despite having Jimmy Conrad controversially sent off late in the first half for a harsh tackle, the home team held on to record a memorable victory over their far more illustrious opponents.
A scoreless second half concluded a game played at a breakneck pace that featured several near misses.
United coach Alex Ferguson opted to field a relatively young side, with Amos, Ritchie De Laet and Mame Biram Diouf lining up with more experienced players Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Berbatov.
(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Laguna Seca, California; Editing by Ian Ransom)