Late equalizer as Sporting KC draws 1-1 with Stoke

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas (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 in a friendly on Wednesday.

Miller deflected a clearance attempt by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic into an empty net in the second minute of added time.

Sporting kept beanpole Stoke striker Peter Crouch in check for his hour-long stint and didn't give up a shot on goal until the second half. But in the 83rd minute, Stoke's Michael Tonge drove along the byline into the penalty area and was fouled from behind by Konrad Warzycha.

He converted his own chance from the spot in the 84th, getting Sporting's Eric Kronberg to dive to his left and shooting just inside the other post for a 1-0 lead.

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