Shocking moment: MLS star butts head in face of Premier League defender on loan before being shown red card
- Defender Yerson Mosquera is on loan from Premier League club Wolves
- The game ended in a 3-3 draw, with FC Cincinnati winning the penalty shoot-out 4-2
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Major league soccer star Alan Pulido saw red during a League Cup game for headbutting his rival.
The Sporting Kansas City forward received a red card in the 30th minute of the game against FC Cincinnati after losing his nerve.
Pulido clashed with Yerson Mosquera, on loan from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, as they battled for the ball.
Frustrated after being brought down by Pulido’s challenge, Mosquera shoved his opponent in the back.
But Pulido, oddly enough, reacted in an overly aggressive manner, headbutting Mosquera in the face.
Major league soccer star Alan Pulido (r.) saw red for a headbutt against Yerson Mosquera (l.)
Referee Daniel Quintero Huitron immediately rushed in and showed a red card
Pulido had brought down Mosquera, who is on loan from Wolves, with his challenge
Mosquera’s teammate Alvas Powell came running along with Cincinnati captain Luciano Acosta, who yelled at Pulido to defend his player.
The incident happened right before the eyes of referee Daniel Quintero Huitron, who rushed in and quickly showed the red card.
The dismissal left Kansas City with ten men for the remaining 60 minutes of the game and immediately proved costly as they conceded moments later to an own goal from goaltender John Pulskamp.
Brandon Vazquez scored in the 56th minute for Cincinnati, assisted by Acosta, to make it 2-2.
Gadi Kinda gave Kansas City the lead again, only for Acosta to equalize from the penalty spot in added time, ending the game 3-3 at the end of the second half and forcing penalties.
Cincinnati won the penalty shootout 4-2 to earn an extra point in their Leagues Cup group.
Sporting Kansas City meet Guadalajara next, but Pulido won’t be able to play against his former side.