Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Lloyd Sam fired home a late equalizer to grab a point for the New York Red Bulls on Saturday in an entertaining 2-2 draw against D.C. United at RFK Stadium.
United entered the contest in good form and at the top of the early standings, and the hosts opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Perry Kitchen got free on a Taylor Kemp corner kick and nodded it off the post and in behind New York goalkeeper Luis Robles.
The hosts doubled the advantage in the 67th minute when Kitchen collected his second goal of the match, but New York responded less than a minute later with a goal from Damien Perrinelle.
Hoping for a late offensive spark, New York manager Jesse Marsch sent Dane Richards into the game in the 77th minute, while D.C. United countered by sending on Luis Silva, who broke Orlando City hearts with a late winner last week.
The fourth official's board showed four minutes of added time, which proved to be plenty of time for Sam to fire home the equalizer and deny United a third consecutive victory.