Red Bulls Can’t Hold Lead, Late Escobar Goal Leads To Draw With D.C.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Fidel Escobar’s own goal in second-half stoppage time lifted last-place D.C. United to a 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

United (9-17-5) avoided elimination from playoff contention. New York (12-11-7) had its winless streak extended to seven games.

New York took a 3-2 lead in the 78th after scoring twice in a four-minute span. Tyler Adams sent a loose ball through the legs of two players into the net and Gonzalo Veron scored on a penalty kick.

In the 91st, United’s Bruno Miranda had a throw-in headed back to him and his cross was deflected into the net by Escobar at the near post.

The game was tied at 1 at halftime. Adams scored his first MLS goal in the 19th and United’s Zoltan Stieber scored in stoppage time on a deflected free kick.

D.C. United took its first lead in the 70th on Patrick Mullins’ calm finish from the penalty spot.

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