MLS Snapshot: DC United 2-2 New York Red Bulls (video)


The game in 100 words (or less): The New York Red Bulls appeared to be on their win to their second road win of the season against their rivals, but it was the home side that provided some late-game heroics to secure a point. Goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips and Felipe gave Jesse Marsch’s group the 2-0 lead with under a half hour remaining. Late finishes from Marcelo Sarvas and Patrick Mullins pulled things level two minutes apart, as both sides now sit in playoff positions in the Eastern Conference.

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Three four five moments that mattered 

27′ — Nyarko header narrowly misses the frame — The initial bicycle-kick pass from Marcelo Sarvas was pretty, but Nyarko needs to do better on the finish.

38′ — BWP makes D.C. pay before the half — If there are any guarantees in life, it’s that Bradley Wright-Phillips will score at least 15 goals during an MLS season. The Red Bulls striker reached that plateau on Sunday.

64′ — Felipe doubles Red Bulls lead — The diminutive midfielder came out of nowhere but with the touch of his left boot gave the Red Bulls a 2-0 advantage.

71′ — Sarvas gives D.C. life — Kemar Lawrence put himself in a bad position to give away the penalty kick, and Marcelo Sarvas made no mistake with the finish.

73′ — Mullins give D.C. share of the points — The Red Bulls have struggled closing out games on the road, and Sunday proved that again.

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Man of the match: Marcelo Sarvas

Goalscorers: Bradley Wright-Phillips (38′), Felipe (64′), Marcelo Sarvas (71′), Patrick Mullins (73′)