MLS Game Summary - Houston at New York|
(Saturday, May 16, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Houston 1, New York 1
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - The New York Red Bulls battled to a 1-1
draw vs. the visiting Houston Dynamo at Giants Stadium on Saturday night.
The draw is a big one for New York, considering it played the last 55 minutes
of the game down a man after Jorge Rojas was shown a straight red card from
referee Baldomero Toledo.
Rojas earned the red for elbowing Houston midfielder Brian Mullen in the head
then kicking him on his way down in the 35th minute. The game was scoreless at
that point, but the Dynamo finally broke through in the 78th minute.
Second-half subs Chris Wondolowski and Corey Ashe teamed up for the game's
goal. Ash took a pass from brad Davis on the left side and streaked down the
wing before playing a perfect cross to the far post to Wondolowski, who fired
home for his second goal of the season.
The red Bulls, playing down a man, brought in veteran striker John Wolyneic
four minutes later in an attempt to get the equalizer, and the strategy worked
two minutes from time.
After a Dane Richards ball was played to the top of the six-yard box to
Wolyneic, he chested it down, and turned and fired past Houston goalkeeper Pat
Onstad to make to help the Red Bulls earn a share of the points.
New York (2-5-3) will be back in action when it hosts Chicago next Sunday
while Houston (3-2-2) hosts San Jose a day earlier in its next MLS match.
05/16 22:24:50 ET