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First off, if you haven't seen Wilman Conde's game-tying goal in the 88th minute of Wednesday's match, make sure you do that first.
Now, check out what he had to say to MSG's Tina Cervasio about his scorcher, the Colombian's first tally since August 2010 when he played with the Chicago Fire:
Here's what Shep Messing and Steve Cangialosi had to say about Wednesday's dramatic one-point finish at RFK Stadium:
It's not every day you see a defender show off some striker instincts, but that's exactly what Wilman Conde did in the 88th minute of Wednesday's match. Conde's goal leveled the score at RFK Stadium, allowing the Red Bulls to salvage a point on the road and inch closer in the table to Eastern Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City.
You may want to watch this one a few times. Wow:
Joel Lindpere opened the scoring for the Red Bulls in the 19th minute when he put a rocket of a shot on frame that beat DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid to give New York a 1-0 lead. The tally was Lindpere's fourth goal of the season. Thierry Henry also registered the assist on the play, his eighth of the season.
Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill teamed up with Australian artist Lister to create a graffiti mural on the walls at Red Bull Arena. Check out the video here:
All in all the Red Bulls haven't moved up or down the list much in this week's power rankings. Sure, a win in Kansas City may have shifted things a bit, but the same could be said if they suffered a loss and allowed SKC to pad their Eastern Conference lead. As MLSsoccer.com's Franco Panizo wrote the other day, the team was happy to see its losing streak on the road come to an end.
Last week the Red Bulls were locked into the Top 3 across all power rankings. This week looks about the same, minus one adjustment at the hands of MLSsoccer.com, as they shifted New York from third to fourth on account of their love for Seattle:
"Get a draw on the road vs. the league's second-best team and drop a spot? Not fair, but that's how good Seattle was — plus it's hard to ignore that RBNY didn't put a single shot on goal. That said, five of their final seven are at home, so if anybody's going to push San Jose, it could be the Red Bulls."
"Book-end blunders for the Red Bulls saw the team concede an early gift while spoiling a late golden chance and squeaking a point out of their match in Kansas City, one they were forced to play without Thierry Henry after the birth of his son this week. Having a rested Henry for a mid-week battle with rival D.C. United will be vital considering the amount of energy expended in the physical slugfest with SKC."
ESPN Soccernet also keeps the Red Bulls third overall. Despite acknowledging the team's unfortunate start, they also credit the back line's ability to lock down for the remainder of the match:
Things were looking grim early on against Kansas City after conceding an early goal. But the Red Bulls' makeshift back line tightened up and a gift of an own goal from Kei Kamara allowed New York to grind out a valuable road point."
That's the book on power rankings for this week. What do you think?