Kaku scored the Red Bulls’ lone goal. (Outfoxed Media Photo)

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Red Bulls could not hold a one-goal lead and settled for a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo in their first match of the Visit Tucson Sun Cup on Saturday night.

Kaku played in a corner kick that took a deflection off a Houston defender, hit the goalkeeper and found the back of the net in the 12th minute.

Houston’s Memo Rodriguez scored the equalizer in the 58th minute.

Red Bulls midfielder Josh Sims saw his first game action of the preseason, after joining the team earlier this week.

The Red Bulls will play again on Wednesday.

Red Bulls lineups

Starting XI: Ryan Meara; Patrick Seagrist, Amro Tarek, Tim Parker, Kyle Duncan; Sean Davis, Cristian Casseres Jr, Kaku, Florian Valot, Daniel Royer; Mathias Jorgensen

Substitutes: Josh Sims, Sean Nealis, Marc Rzatkowski, Rece Buckmaster, Brian White, Alex Muyl, Omir Fernandez