New York Red Bulls 0, D.C. United 1 | 2020 MLS Match Recap

Erik Sorga's strike at the death gave short-handed D.C. United a wild 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

Given a second corner kick in second-half extra time, the visitors made the most of it. Sorga had space to shoot after the ball was deflected out of the goal box, and curled it past RBNY goalkeeper Ryan Meara for his first MLS goal.

New York didn't have enough time to get off a good shot after Sorga's goal, and D.C. United ended a six-game winless streak. The Red Bulls have just one win in their last six matches with a 1W-4L-1D mark.

Despite out-shooting the visitors 17-5, the Red Bulls couldn't get a try past D.C. goalkeeper Chris Seitz, who had four saves.

The first half belonged to the hosts and saw New York's best chances for a goal. The Red Bulls outshot D.C. United 10-2. Tom Barlow had two opportunities on one possession stopped in the 27th minute, one by Seitz and the rebound going off a post.

D.C. United were playing without starting goalkeeper Bill Hamid, out for personal reasons, and injured defender Steven Birnbaum. Also, it was their first match without midfielder Felipe Martins, who suffered a torn ACL in training earlier in the week.

Goals

  • 90'+8 -- DC -- Erik Sorga | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: What a way to break a streak of 10 matches without a win for D.C. United. The visitors spoke about working hard and doing the right things to get the win. Seitz was big in goal and defensively, D.C. United held up well. For New York, it was heartbreak after missing chances and being in control throughout.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Sorga's goal. The 21-year-old Estonian had one chance for a quality strike and made it count for his first MLS goal.
     
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Barlow was very good for 65 minutes before being subbed out, but Sorga's goal gave his team the desperately needed three points, in light of its struggles and injuries.

Next Up

  • RBNY: Sunday, Sept. 6 vs. Philadelphia Union (7:00 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN)
  • DC: Sunday, Sept. 6 vs. New York City FC (7:00 pm ET |  MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN)

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