Late header gets Red Bulls a draw, Union survives, more MLS scores
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Tim Cahill's header in the final seconds of stoppage time lifted New York to a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday night, clinching a playoff berth for the Red Bulls.
New England (11-11-9) trailed, 1-0 until the last five minutes, getting a penalty kick from Lee Nguyen in the 85th minute and a breakaway goal from Diego Fagundez in the 90th.
During the closing seconds of stoppage time, Jonathan Steele lifted a free kick from the left side toward the goal for the Red Bulls (15-9-8) and Revolution keeper Matt Reis punched the ball in the air. Cahill headed it high from the middle of the box into the net for the tie. The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last six games (4-0-2).
Fabian Espindola had scored an unassisted goal in the 14th minute as the Red Bulls held a 1-0 lead until the penalty kick by Nguyen, which was awarded for a hand ball on New York's Jamison Olave.
UNION 1, TORONTO FC 0
CHESTER, Pa. - Kleberson scored on a free kick from 25 yards out in stoppage time, lifting Philadelphia.
Kleberson's goal came just about at the end of six minutes of stoppage time and extended Philadelphia's winning streak to two.
The Union (12-10-9) moved past Chicago into fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia seemed headed for a third draw against Toronto FC this season, especially when Fabinho was issued a red card in the 77th minute, sending it a man down.
Kleberson, who had been acquired in a trade for Freddy Adu, was a late substitution and scored his first MLS goal.
Toronto FC (5-16-11) has the second-fewest wins in MLS, behind only D.C. United (3-22-6).
SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1, CREW 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ike Opara scored in the 17th minute to lift Sporting Kansas City.
Kansas City (15-10-6) entered with the best goals-against average in MLS (0.97) and prevented the Crew from attacking through the midfield as Jimmy Nielsen made his only save on Federico Higuain's 30-yard free kick in the 77th minute. Nielsen's 11th shutout moved KC to within two points of Eastern Conference leader New York.
The Crew (13-14-5) had a three-game winning streak stopped and is two points out of the final playoff spot in the East with two games left.