MLS Snapshot: New York Red Bulls 2-2 D.C. United (video)

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The game in 100 words (or less): It looked like three points were in the bag for the Red Bulls, but D.C. United’s grit and determination kept the two sides level at the end of 90 minutes. Following a comfortable 2-0 lead heading into the dying minutes, goals from Steve Birnbaum and Lamar Neagle gave D.C. a point on the road at Red Bull Arena. With the result, the Red Bulls move to second place in the Eastern Conference with 44 points while D.C. remains on the outside looking in with 33 points.

Three four moments that mattered

35′ – Veron gives home side the lead — Sacha Kljestan continues his MVP-worthy campaign for the Red Bulls after setting the play up, and Jesse Marsch’s group keeps on scoring goals at home.

45′ — Red Bulls nearly make it 2-0 before half — Kljestan was at it again with just seconds remaining in the opening stanza after a beautiful cutback inside the area, however, his attempt went begging off the post.

54′ — BWP gives RBNY dream start after halftime — The Red Bulls made moves before the end of the deadline and Daniel Royer is already paying dividends.

89′ — Birnbaum pulls one back late — The Red Bulls were control for most of the afternoon, however another late goal conceded allowed their rivals back in the match.

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Man of the match: Lamar Neagle

Goalscorers: Gonzalo Veron (35′), Bradley Wright-Phillips (54′), Steve Birnbaum (89′), Lamar Neagle (90’+5′)