Conde bags late point for New York
Wilman Conde scored in the 88th minute to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 2-2 draw against D.C. United on Wednesday night.
Joel Lindpere also scored for New York (13-7-7) on a night that, until very late, looked to be remembered for Dwayne De Rosario's 100th career MLS goal.
De Rosario scored in the 68th minute to pass the milestone and put United ahead 2-1. Nick DeLeon also scored for D.C. (12-9-5), which tied a club record set in 2007 by extending its home unbeaten streak to 13.
New York stretched its unbeaten streak to four matches as it closed to within a point of first-place Sporting Kansas City. The Red Bulls drew 1-1 at Sporting on Sunday.
With time running out and New York pressing for the tying score, a half-clearance trickled outside the 18-yard-box and into the Conde's path. The defender struck a knuckling blast with his first touch into the top right corner and beyond Bill Hamid's dive for his first goal of the season.
De Rosario had put D.C. ahead 20 mijnutes earlier on a header of DeLeon's cross from the right made easier by a poorly timed run by goalkeeper Bill Gaudette. Instead of remaining in his goal, Gaudette came to try and punch away the cross, but was beaten by De Rosario, who had an empty net to aim at.
With the goal, De Rosario became the seventh player, and second active one, to pass the 100-goal plateau in the league's 17-year history.
Lindpere scored in the 19th minute on a drive from the left side that appeared to deflect off Bill Hamid's side and into the right post.
Two minutes later, DeLeon struck back on a somewhat softly struck side-footed volley of De Rosario's cross that somehow squeezed beneath Gaudettes dive to the left.
Eddie Gaven scored near the end of five minutes of stoppage time, lifting the short-handed Columbus Crew to a 2-1 victory against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.
Josh Williams got his first MLS goal in the 41st minute for Columbus (11-8-6), which won its third staight and extended its unbeaten streak to 3-0-2.
Carlos Valdes scored off a free kick in the 29th minute as Philadelphia (7-13-4) dropped to 0-3-2 in its last five matches. The Union haven't won since beating New England on July 29.
Gaven scored from about five yards out to give the Crew the win.
Williams also received a red card in the 69th minute after an altercation with Union forward Antoine Hoppenot.
Philadelphia entered the game with 24 goals, the second-fewest in the 19-team league behind only Chivas USA with 17.
U.S. Women's national team player Carli Lloyd was an honorary captain and received a large ovation before the game.
Shalrie Joseph scored two first-half goals in his return to Gillette Stadium and helped rally Chivas USA to a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution on Wednesday night.
Joseph, sent by New England to Chivas USA (7-10-7) on Aug. 1., scored twice against the team he played nearly 10 seasons (2003-12) for and Miller Bolanos closed the scoring in the 47th minute.
Saer Sene had two scores and the Revolution (6-14-6) benefited from an own goal in the 11th minute. The draw extended New England's winless streak to a franchise record-tying nine matches (0-7-2).
Trailing 3-0, Joseph got Chivas on the scoreboard when he converted Bolanos' corner kick in the 23rd minute. His third goal of the season pulled the Goats to 3-2 a minute into first half injury time when he grabbed a pass from Juan Agudelo and fired a shot from outside the box that lodged itself into the upper corner of the far post.
Bolanos tied it in the opening minutes of the second half when he converted Casey Townsend's pass from six yards out.
Sene opened the scoring in the 4th minute when he pounced on a misplayed ball inside the Chivas box and blasted it past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.
The Revolution were gifted an own goal seven minutes later when Rauwshan McKenzie inadvertently tapped Kelyn Rowe's cross into his own net.
Sene made it 3-0 in the 21st minute after he grabbed a ball Jerry Bengtson knocked away from Joseph, and Sene ripped a shot from distance off Kennedy's mitts before it settled into the back of the net.
Chivas began its comeback two minutes later.