Wizards beat Manchester United 2-1

Wizards beat Manchester United 2-1

Published Jul. 26, 2010 1:25 a.m. ET

Davy Arnaud and Kei Kamara scored first-half goals as the Kansas City Wizards beat Manchester United 2-1 in an exhibition match Sunday in front of the largest crowd to see a soccer match in Kansas City.

A crowd of 52,342, the biggest for Manchester United on its North American tour so far - eclipsed the 37,319 who witnessed a World Cup qualifier here in 2001.

Backup goalkeeper Eric Kronberg replaced Jimmy Nielsen at halftime and made five saves for the Wizards, who have not won an MLS title since 2000.

Dimitar Berbatov converted a penalty in the 41st, after defender Jimmy Conrad was red carded for a dangerous tackle, for Manchester United's only goal. Arnaud scored in the 11th and Kamara's header in the 42nd was the winner for the Wizards.

The Man U. squad was missing star players including Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Park Ji-sung.

Manchester United will next play the MLS all-stars on Wednesday at Houston.