Major League Soccer and its players’ union are partnering in an anti-discrimination campaign, a move less than a month after Robbie Rogers signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy and became the first openly-gay male athlete to play in a major U.S. professional league.
It was a wild finish to a game mostly dominated by the Red Bulls, who were repeatedly thwarted by goalie Bill Hamid.
With starters Rafa Marquez and Tim Cahill nursing calf injuries, Red Bulls coach Hans Backe wasn’t keen on playing a game with snow covering the field.
Defender Brandon Barklage knocked in the first two goals of his MLS career Sunday night, leading the New York Red Bulls into a first-place tie with D.C. United.
United moved past New York into second place in the Eastern Conference, nine points behind first-place Kansas City.
De Rosario, playing against his former team for the first time since being traded on June 27, scored in the 61st minute to lift D.C. United to a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls