May 11, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York Red Bulls
HARRISON, NJ "" Midfielder Lloyd Sam scored his first MLS goal as the first place New York Red Bulls ran their unbeaten streak to five with a 1-1 tie against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium Saturday night. With the draw, New York moved to 21 points with a 6-4-3 record and is leading the Eastern Conference by one point.
New York begins a three-game homestand on May 19, hosting defending MLS Cup Champion, the LA Galaxy, at 1:00 PM at Red Bull Arena. For tickets, call 1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.
Fabian Espindola tried to put the Red Bulls ahead in the 14th minute, firing a left-footed blast past the right post. Later, Heath Pearce got his head on a New York corner kick and nodded it wide. In the 38th minute, Revolution forward Dimitry Imbongo ran at the Red Bulls\' defense and his shot was saved by goalkeeper Luis Robles.
New England went ahead in the 54th minute. Chris Tierney\'s corner kick towards the near post was volleyed by Diego Fagundez and blocked off the line by New York's Kosuke Kimura. However, Fagundez got to his own rebound first and put it in from close range.
However, the Red Bulls responded immediately. Forward Andre Akpan, making his first start as a Red Bull, slid it into the box to Sam, who controlled the pass and put it inside the left post for his first career MLS goal.