New York Red Bulls 3, D.C. United 3
Wednesday, September 27 2017 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY – Tyler Adams 1 (Connor Lade, Sacha Kljestan) 19’
DC – Zoltan Stieber 1 (unassisted) 45+1’
DC – Patrick Mullins 5 (Russell Can
NY – Tyler Adams 2 (unassisted) 74’
NY – Gonzalo Veron 4 (PK) 78’
DC – Own Goal (Fidel Escobar) 90’+1’
DC – Russell Canouse (caution, foul) 37’
NY – Damien Perrinelle (caution, foul) 45’
DC – Zoltan Stieber (caution, foul) 64’
NY – Sacha Kljestan (caution, foul) 68’
DC – Steve Birnbaum (caution, foul) 87’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Connor Lade (Daniel Royer, 75’), Kemar Lawrence, Michael Amir Murillo, Damien Perrinelle, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Alex Muyl (Gonzalo Veron, 58’), Sacha Kljestan ©, Sean Davis (Fidel Escobar, 58’), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 0
D.C. United: Steve Clark; Nick DeLeon, Kofi Opare, Chris Korb, Steve Birnbaum, Luciano Acosta (Lloyd Sam, HT), Paul Arriola (Bruno Miranda, 85’), Marcelo Sarvas, Russell Canouse, Zoltan Stieber, Patrick Mullins (Deshorn Brown, 82’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik, Brian Dunn
Fourth Official: Alan Kelly
VAR: Juan Guzman Jr.
- In a back-and-forth match, the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United finished level at 3-3 on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.
- New York remains in sixth place in the Eastern Conference at 12-11-7 with 43 points. The Red Bulls hold a four- and five-point lead over seventh-place Montreal (39 points) and eighth-place New England (38 points), both of whom New York has a game in hand on.
- The Red Bulls stretched their unbeaten streak at Red Bull Arena to six-straight in MLS play (3-0-3) and seven overall (3-0-4) across all competition.
- On a well-executed transition into D.C. United’s defensive third, Tyler Adams scored his first MLS goal of his career in the 19th minute to give New York an early 1-0 lead.
- In extra time of the first half, United’s Zoltan Stieber capitalized on a free kick to level the match, 1-1 at half.
- With miscommunication amongst the Red Bulls’ backline, Patrick Mullins slid behind and finished near post to give D.C. a 2-1 lead in the 70th minute.
- After a failed clear by a United defender, Adams picked up the loose ball inside the 18-yard box and finished to the far post for the equalizer in the 74th minute.
- Gonzalo Veron, who entered in the 58th minute, not only forced a penalty-kick opportunity, but blasted his shot passed United goalkeeper Steve Clark to give New York a one-goal lead, 3-2, in the 78th minute.
- D.C. United, once again, capitalized in extra time as Fidel Escobar deflected a United cross into the net to bring the match back to level, 3-3.
- Adams not only recorded his first career MLS goal, but tallied his first career brace. He became the sixth active Red Bulls player to record a brace.
- Veron remained perfect on penalty kicks, tallying his third-straight PK goal of the season. He tied Royer for the team lead and is now tied for seventh in franchise history.
- Veron’s penalty-kick goal raised the team total to six, which is the seventh time in franchise with at least six penalty kick goals. New York is a perfect six-of-six on penalty kicks in 2017 and have finished perfect on penalty kicks just once in club history.
- Sacha Kljestan tallied the secondary assist on Adams’ first goal to raise his career total to 82. Kljestan moved into a tie for 10th all-time in MLS history with Javier Morales.
- Kljestan’s assist gave him 49 over a three-year span, which is tied for the second most with Marco Etcheverry’s three-year span total (1996-1998).
- Not only was it the 170th-straight start for Luis Robles, but he became the franchise leader for both field players and goalkeepers in games played at 170.
- Connor Lade tallied his second assist of the season and seventh of his career on Adams’ first goal.
- New York is 39-42-18 all-time in the month of September. The Red Bulls have scored 146 goals and have allowed 159 goals in the ninth month of the year.
- New York wraps up their seventh match of the month at Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 30 at BMO Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn in English.