MLS Roundup: Red Bulls rally to snatch draw at D.C. United

BY Kyle McCarthy • April 12, 2015

D.C. United 2 -- New York Red Bulls 2

Lloyd Sam extended the Red Bulls' unbeaten start with a late equalizer at RFK Stadium. United midfielder Perry Kitchen placed the home side in commanding position with his first-half header and his second-half strike from distance, but the Red Bulls responded in the final 22 minutes. Damien Perrinelle cut the deficit in half after 68 minutes to pave the way for Sam to snatch a point at the death.

Philadelphia Union 2 -- New York City FC 1

After a week of tumult between the posts, the Union responded with a late winner to snatch their first victory of the season. Zach Pfeffer bundled home from close range to open the scoring after 27 minutes, but David Villa -- back in the team after recovering from a groin complaint -- replied just before the hour. The match looked headed for a draw until Victor Nogueira pounced in second half stoppage time to give the home side all three points.

San Jose Earthquakes 1 -- Vancouver Whitecaps 0

Sanna Nyassi finished off a persistent Earthquakes attack to secure the victory against the Western Conference leaders at Avaya Stadium. Both teams struggled to produce much of anything during a poor first half, but the Earthquakes reaped the benefits from their improvement after the interval when Nyassi smashed home inside the penalty area. Adam Jahn and Pedro Morales both procured red cards in the late stages as the home side saw out the match with little trouble.

Houston Dynamo 3 -- Montréal Impact 0

The home side ended its protracted scoreless run and swept aside the CONCACAF Champions League finalists in the process. Giles Barnes opened the scoring inside the first 15 minutes to give the Dynamo a firm foothold. Ricardo Clark and Rob Lovejoy secured the points with their second-half goals.

Sporting Kansas City 0 -- Real Salt Lake 0

RSL produced a resolute road display to ward off Sporting. The home side carried much of the play on the night, but it failed to translate its territorial dominance into end product. Nick Rimando made one save to ensure RSL registered a third consecutive road shutout.

New England Revolution 0 -- Columbus Crew SC 0

This reprisal of the Eastern Conference semifinal from last fall offered little intrigue on the day. Columbus enjoyed more of the ball than it did in the 2-2 draw at Vancouver in midweek, but the Revs held their shape well without posing much of a threat on the break. Steve Clark saved a Lee Nguyen free kick just after the hour to ensure both teams settled for a point.


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