New York Red Bulls 1, Chivas USA 1

CARSON, CA –  Juan Pablo Angel returned to the lineup after missing two matches and headed home a Sinisi Ubiparipovic cross in the 83rd minute to lift the Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw at the Home Depot center in Carson, CA. The goal is Angel’s 10th of the season and 46th with the club, giving him the franchise mark in goals in all competitions, passing Clint Mathis.

Chivas USA midfielder Sasha Kljestan scored the opening goal of the match in the 64th minute, when he gains control of the ball near midfield after Alberto Celades is stripped of control. Kljestan then sprinted downfield and fired a shot from 25 yards out into the top right corner over the diving Bouna Coundoul. Kljestan had the chance to win it in extra time when Chivas was awarded a penalty kick after Red Bulls defender Andrew Boyens handled the ball in the box. Klejstan stepped to the dot but fired it wide left and the match ended.

In the 12th minute Red Bulls defender Mike Petke moved into the tenth position in MLS history in minutes played. Over the course of Petke’s 12 MLS campaigns with New York, DC United and Colorado, he has seen 24,459 (24,549) minutes of action. Originally drafted by New York in the first round of the 1998 MLS SuperDraft, Petke is in his second stint with the club. Tonight was his 150th career match for New York (franchise leader) and his 144th career start (club leader).

The draw moves New York to 4-17-6 (18 pts) on the campaign. New York is now 2-1-2 in its five matches under interim head coach Richie Williams, who took the reigns on August 22, after the resignation of Juan Carlos Osorio. New York is 0-11-2 this season on the road and has scored just three goals.

New York Red Bulls 1, Chivas USA 1
September 26, 2009 – Home Depot Center; Carson, CA

Scoring Summary:
: Sasha Kljestan (Maykel Galindo) 64’
RBNY: Angel (Ubiparopovic) 83'

Disciplinary Summary:
NY: Celades (caution) 56’

New York Red Bulls (4-17-6, 18 pts.): Bouna Coundoul, Jeremy Hall, Mike Petke, Andrew Boyens, Carlos Johnson, Danleigh Borman (Sinisi Ubiparipovic, 65’), Albert Celades, Seth Stammler, Dane Richards, Macoumba Kandji, Juan Pablo Angel (Luke Sassano, 89’)

Substitutes Not Used: Danny Cepero, Leo Krupnik, Matthew Mbuta

Chivas USA (11-9- 5, 38 pts.): Zach Thornton, Carey Talley, Yamith Cuesta, Jonathan Borman, Ante Jazic, Jesus Padilla, Michael Lahoud, Paulo Nagamura, Sasha Kjestan, Justin Braun, Maicon Santos

Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Claudio Suarez, Shavar Thomas, Mariano Trujillo, Jesse Marsch, Maykel Galindo, Eduardo Lillingston.

Referee: Alex Prus
Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson, Jeff Hosking
4th Referee: Ramon Hernandez
Attendance: 14,211