SAN FRANCISCO — It wasn’t pretty, but Seattle Sounders FC earned a point against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, beating the New England Revolution 3-2 at Red Bull Arena.
Sporting Kansas City came back from a two-goal deficit to score three goals in the final minute to send a raucous crowd to the Red Bulls Stadium for their first win in a span of three days.
The Sounders’ last win in that span came Feb. 5, 2011, when they won 2-1 at Red Bulls Park.
The Red Bulls’ only goal came on a header from Sebastian Lletget’s corner kick just over three minutes in, which came after the Timbers were tied 1-1.
The home side went ahead in the 32nd minute when Lletgget blasted a long-range effort past goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, who was called for a foul on the ball.
The rebound bounced off goalkeeper David Bingham and into the path of a leaping Lleta, who slotted home the equalizer from about 15 yards.
The Revolution came close to scoring twice in the first half, as midfielder Fabian Espindola converted a free kick from about 25 yards out.
Espindolas second goal in the second half was blocked by referee Kevin Alston.
The Revs, who have won five of six, have dropped to 1-6-2 on the season.
They’re second in the Eastern Conference with a 9-13-10 record, though they’ve scored two goals in their past three matches.
Sergio Ramos made his second start for Seattle since joining the team on July 1.
He had two goals and one assist.
The match was the first of two meetings between the teams this season.
The Sounders have won all three games at Red Bank Stadium, including a 1-0 win in the opener.