Peguy Luyindula started the scoring on Saturday afternoon when he converted from the penalty spot in the 36th minute. After being taken down by Phiadelphia’s Ethan White, Luyindula stepped up and converted from the spot to give the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead.
Thierry Henry would extend New York’s lead in the 40th minute when he scored his 50thcareer MLS regular-season goal. Chris Duvall whipped in a pass from the right wing that found Henry and the captain hit a one time, right-footed shot that hit off Zac MacMath and ended up over the line to put New York up 2-0
Pedro Ribeiro would pull one back for New York a minute later with his first goal of the season to push the score to 2-1 into the break.
Luis Robles came up with a huge save on Maurice Edu with the Red Bulls leading 2-1 in the 77th minute. Edu found himself at the top of the six-yard-box, but his shot was saved by a diving Robles and the rebound chance trickled wide and over the end line.
The Union would level the match in the second minute of second-half stoppage time as Sebastien Le Toux converted from the penalty spot to tie the game at 2-2.
New York Red Bulls 2, Philadelphia Union 2
September 13, 2014
MLS Regular Season
PPL Park, Chester, PA
NY: Peguy Luyindula 5 (penalty) 36
NY: Thierry Henry 9 (Chris Duvall 1) 40
PHI: Pedro Ribeiro 1 (unassisted) 41
PHI: Sebastien Le Toux 12 (penalty) 92+
PHI: Danny Cruz (caution) 30
NY: Tim Cahill (caution) 63′
NY: Luis Robles (caution) 69′
NY: Ruben Bover (caution) 81
New York Red Bulls (9-8-11, 38 pts.): Luis Robles, Chris Duvall, Ibrahim Sekagya, Jamison Olave, Armando, Eric Alexander, Dax McCarty, Lloyd Sam, Peguy Luyindula, Thierry Henry (Ruben Bover 55′), Tim Cahill (Saer Sene 75′)
Substitutes not used: Ryan Meara, Richard Eckersley, Kosuke Kimura,Eric Stevenson, Ian Christianson
Philadelphia Union (9-9-10 37 pts.): Zac MacMath, Fabinho, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Ramon Gaddis, Danny Cruz (Sebastien Le Toux 49′), Brian Carrol (Vincent Nogueira 70′), Amobi Okugo, Andrew Wenger, Fred (Cristian Maidana 61′), Pedro Ribeiro
Substitutes not used: Andre Blake, Brian Brown, Carlos Valdes, Sheanon Williams
Referee: Allen Chapmen
Referee’s Assistants: James Conlee, Matthew Nelson
4th Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Nota: New York Press Release
Foto: Archivo BereaVision Nueva York.