"Gutted" and "disappointed."
Those were the words Jesse Marsch used to describe the 3-3 draw with D.C. United on Wednesday.
"They fought back so hard to get themselves back into it, and ultimately earn the win, and then we give it away," Marsch said after the game.
The Red Bulls looked like they had the game wrapped up until stoppage time own goal had them level and eventually picking up just one point at home.
"Outplaying a team, outshooting them, being more dangerous, but giving away the most ridiculous goals. That's not lucky. That's not good enough," Marsch said. "So on one level we have a good team. On another level, we're our own worst enemy. We're our own worst enemy."
New York had 62 percent possession, outshot D.C. 16-6 and had nine shots on target. Tyler Adams added his first two MLS goals and Gonzalo Veron converted a penalty kick for his
"Every single game we play, we're pretty much controlling the game the way we want to control it," Marsch said. "But we have to work so hard for our chances, and then when we do score, it seem like we find ways to literally just give goals away. Until we come up with a better solution that involves dealing better with moments in both boxes, we are going to be continuing to kick ourselves."
The Red Bulls currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 43 points and four games to play. They take on Toronto F.C. on Saturday night before returning home for their final two games of the regular season against the Vancouver Whitecaps and Atlanta United.
"We’re confident in our team, and we’re all determined enough to make it," Adams said following the game.