New York Red Bulls 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes: Hosts secure late equalizer thanks to 21 MINUTES of added time as winless run extends to three games
The New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes tied 1-1 after New York secured a game-tying goal in the 17th minute of extra time.
The two sides played an astounding 21 minutes of extra time, for reasons that were not immediately made clear.
New York has now gone three straight games without recording a victory.
But it could have been worse had Tom Barlow not equalized for the Red Bulls in the 17th minute of time added on.
The Quakes had thought victory and three points belonged to them when Christian Espinoza scored in the 80th minute.
The New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes tied 1-1 after playing 21 minutes of extra time
The unexpected amount of added time was a big surprise to the fans who were watching on
Espinoza’s marker, his fourth of the season, came on a left-footed shot from the middle of the box, by way of a Carlos Gruezo through ball. The Quakes were looking for their first road victory of the season.
New York had each of the first three tries of the contest, as Cory Burke and Dante Vanzeir pushed shots wide in the fifth and sixth minutes, respectively. San Jose goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski also turned aside a header from Dylan Nealis from the center of the box in the 14th minute.
Paul Marie and Carlos Akapo both had shots blocked in the initial 45 minutes for the Earthquakes, whose other two shots came in short succession in the 43rd minute. Jamiro Monteiro’s shot was saved, and Jackson Yueill’s struck the bar.
After that, Kyle Duncan and Burke both had off-target shots for the Red Bulls before halftime.
New York was limited offensively in the second frame until Barlow scored from close-range.
The Red Bulls play the second half of their two-game homestand when they host Houston next Saturday. San Jose will host Sporting KC the same day.