MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Red Bull New York|
(Sunday, April 26, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. United 3, New York 2
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Luciano Emilio and Chris Pontius scored
in closing seconds and D.C. United rallied for a 3-2 win over Red Bull New York
on Sunday at Giants Stadium.
Juan Pablo Angel and Dane Richards scored six minutes apart earlier in the half
as New York erased a first-half goal by United's Rodney Wallace, but D.C. added
the two goals in the 90th and 91st minutes.
D.C. United (2-1-3) moved to third in the Eastern Conference. New York (1-4-2)
remained one point ahead of winless Columbus at the bottom of the East.
United grabbed the lead in the 21st minute when Bryan Namoff played a long ball
out of the back to Santino Quaranta, who settled well on the edge of the box to
pick out Wallace.
Wallace just had to tap the ball into the net at the left post for his first of
New York struggled in the first half, but substitute Macoumba Kandji helped get
the offense going in the second half. He set up Angel five minutes after half,
but Angel's close-range effort was cleared off the line by Namoff.
Angel didn't miss in the 68th, though. The New York striker met a free kick on
the far side of the area, outleaped a D.C. defender and picked out the right
side of the net for his second goal of the season.
Angel played a part in the second goal in the 74th, forcing D.C. goalie Louis
Crayton to make a save that left a rebound for Richards. Richards ran onto the
loose ball and tapped in from just a few yards out for his first of the year.
New York was just seconds away from its second win when Emilio and Pontius gave
D.C. a spectacular win. Pontius started the first goal with a looping pass over
the area that Quaranta played with a perfect one-time pass into the box. Emilio
finished with a one-time shot despite having New York's Alfredo Pacheco on his
United added the game-winner in the 91st minute when Thabiso Khumalo played the
ball down the left side to Emilio, who made a quick touch to play the ball into
the middle of the box away from goalie Jon Conway. Pontius ran onto the ball to
place it into an empty net for his second goal of the season.
D.C. will try to build on the win May 2 when it hosts FC Dallas. New York hopes
to bounce back when it visits Los Angeles on May 2.
04/26 18:01:58 ET