Aaron Long scored off a header in the second half as the New York Red Bulls hung on to scrape out a 1-0 victory on the road vs. Sporting Kansas City.

Long headed home a cross from Lewis Morgan, played in from a short corner from John Tolkin, to put RBNY up in the 53rd minute.

The Red Bulls were forced down to 10 men when, following video review, Sean Nealis was called for a denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity and was issued a red card.

New York held on, though, and went to 32 points on the season, good for top of the Eastern Conference at the midway point of the season.

RBNY were buoyed by multiple strong saves from Carlos Coronel and a goal-line clearance late in the match from Tolkin to keep the clean sheet.

The victory marked New York’s sixth on the road this season, which leads MLS. 

New York is 6-3-1 on the road this season in MLS and has scored 15 goals in those matches, which ranks second in the league.  

The club is 9-4-2 in their last 15 MLS road matches, outscoring opponents 20-13 in those matches.

Following Sunday’s match, New York will remain on the road and head to TQL Stadium to face FC Cincinnati on Saturday, July 9. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage available on MSG, MSG GO, and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and