Red Bulls Keep Evening The Score With DC United
The New York Red Bulls played D.C. United to a 3- 3 draw on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. New York's scoring machine, Bradley Wright-Phillips led the way for the Red bulls with a hat trick scoring all three goals for the visitors. Within a short time of DC United scoring, so did BWP each time tying up the game.
DC - Paul Arriola 5 (Acosta) 25'
NY - Wright-Phillips 17 (unassisted) 41'
DC - Wayne Rooney (Fisher, Moreno) 64'
NY - Wright-Phillips 18 (Murillo) 76'
DC - Luciano Acosta (Asad) 87'
NY - Wright-Phillips 19 (Muyl, Long) 90'
NY - Marc Rzatkowski (caution, unsporting behavior) 69'
NY - Kaku (caution, dissent) 90'+6'
NY - Michael Amir Murillo (caution, unsporting behavior) 90'+7'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Aaron Long, Michael Amir Murillo, Tim Parker, Kemar Lawrence (Connor Lade, 90'+10'), Tyler Adams, Kaku, Daniel Royer (Andreas Ivan, 75'), Marc Rzatkowski, Sean Davis (Alex Muyl, 65'), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 5
D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Jalen Robinson (Oniel Fisher, HT), Frederic Brillant, Steve Birnbaum, Joseph Mora, Russell Canouse, Junior Moreno, Paul Arriola (Zoltan Stieber, 81'), Luciano Acosta, Ulises Segura (Yamil Asad, 63'), Wayne Rooney
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 8; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 2
Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Logan Brown
4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
A Bradley Wright-Phillips hat trick helped the New York Red Bulls (17-7-5, 56 pts) steal a point from D.C. United (9-11-8, 35 pts) in a 3-3 draw on Sunday at Audi Field.
New York sits within one point of first-place Atlanta United for the Supporters' Shield and Eastern Conference lead.
D.C. United and New York traded goals in the first half as Paul Arriola tallied match's first goal in the 25th minute before
Wright-Phillips recorded his first equalizer of the match in the 41st.
Early on the in second half, Junior Moreno connected with Wayne Rooney for the goal-ahead goal in the 64th minute.
Wright-Phillips, for his second game-tying goal, completed his brace in the 76th minute off a Michael Amir Murillo pass.
With time winding down, D.C.'s Luciano Acosta put United up one as he danced to the endline and beat Luis Robles to the near post in the 87th minute.
For the third and final time, Wright-Philips brought his team even in the 90th minute as Alex Muyl sent a cross in and the English striker volleyed in his hat trick to the near post.
BWP became just the second player in league history to record three game-tying goals in single match.
The Englishman moved into a three-way tie with Stern John and Diego Serna for second-place all-time in hat tricks with his fifth.
Wright-Phillips hat trick raised his season total to 19 goals, placing him second in MLS behind Josef Martinez.
For his career, Wright-Phillips moved into eighth place all-time in MLS with 105 league goals.
Captain Luis Robles made his 200th regular season start for the New York Red Bulls. His time between the sticks for New York has accrued 18,000 league minutes and also includes 1,650 minutes of MLS playoffs, 990 minutes of Concacaf Champions League and 390 minutes of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The Red Bulls are now 39-44-19 all-time in the month of September. New York has scored 151 goals while allowing 168 during the eighth month of the year.
New York returns to Red Bull Arena for back-to-back matches, beginning with Toronto FC on Saturday, Sept. 22. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.