RBNY took the lead in the 6th minute, as Kaku capitalized on a failed clearance by Lucas Rodriguez, firing past Bill Hamid. Soon thereafter, the game got crazy.
Rooney appeared to elbow Cristian Casseres Jr. off the ball just before a D.C. United corner kick was to be whipped in and after Video Review, referee Ismail Elfath showed Rooney a red in the 24th minute. It was his second career MLS ejection. Before long, the clubs would be 10-v-10 after Tarek picked up his second yellow card for a challenge on Paul Arriola.
In the second half, Ola Kamara scored a golazo on his full debut for D.C. but three minutes later the Red Bulls won a controversial penalty, which Daniel Royer dispatched for the game-winning goal.