Post-Game Notes: Red Bulls, D.C. End in 3-3 Draw

New York Red Bulls 3, D.C. United 3

Wednesday, September 27 2017 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.

Box Score 

Scoring Summary: 

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’

Misconduct Summary:

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


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’)


Referee: Chris Penso

Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik, Brian Dunn

Fourth Official: Alan Kelly

VAR: Juan Guzman Jr.

Attendance: 16,538

  • 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.