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Revolution 1, Sporting KC: 1: Bunbury Scores to Preserve Tie

Graham Zusi scored first, but Teal Bunbury found an equalizer in the second half.

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The New England Revolution recorded their second straight draw of the Desert Diamond Cup on Saturday, tying Sporting K.C. 1-1. Graham Zusi's first half strike was equalized by Teal Bunbury's 58th minute tally as both teams grabbed a point.

The Revolution had a couple of dangerous changes in the game's opening moments. In the 2nd minute, Diego Fagundez launched a long-range attempt after deceiving his defenders. Four minutes later, Lee Nguyen rattled Tim Melia's crossbar with a shot from the left.

Sporting K.C. made no mistake on their first dangerous opportunity as Zusi put a left-footed shot into the side netting. The opportunity, which came in the 11th minute, was created by Jordi Quintilla, who lofted a ball into space for an on-rushing Zusi.

Charlie Davies nearly found the back of the net just before halftime, but a diving Melia kept the game uneven.

Sporting would continue to hold the lead until the 58th minute when Fagundez split the Sporting defense to find Bunbury. The winger punished his former team and put in the game back on level terms.

Juan Agudelo and Steve Neumann pushed hard to find a late game-winner, but their efforts proved fruitless.

The Revs resume Desert Diamond Cup play on Wednesday as they are scheduled to play the Houston Dynamo at Kino North Stadium. The game is set to kick off at 7:30pm ET.