The game in 100 words (or less): LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls used to be the game in MLS. In recent years, the Red Bulls have curtailed their free-spending ways and MLS went to an unbalanced schedule between its two conferences, meaning the sides only face one another once per season. Sunday night’s clash at the StubHub Center was one for the ages, as the SoCal hosts came from 2-0 down after 79 minutes to grab a point. The Red Bulls were forced to make all three substitutions due to injuries inside the first 47 minutes. Referee Hilario Grajeda denied the Red Bulls two clear penalty kicks. Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch was eventually ejected for a few choice comments from the sideline. Hard to blame him. A point apiece boosts the Red Bulls to third in the Eastern Conference, while the Galaxy remain fourth in the West.
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Three moments that mattered
68′ — Veron sneaks behind and chips Rowe for 1-0 — Here’s a controversial statement: Sacha Kljestan should be part of the U.S. national team. Don’t believe me? Watch.
74′ — Davis curls one past Rowe for 2-0 — It’s not as spectacular the Kljestan’s pass above, but Felipe Martins threads the needle pretty nicely to set up Sean Davis who doubled the lead.
89′ — Cole finishes from a tight angle to level it up — Ashley Cole?! Ashley Cole, I guess.
Man of the match: Hilario Grajeda
Goalscorers: Veron (68′), Davis (74′), Magee (80′), Cole (89′)