Red Bulls tie French club Lyon 2-2 in friendly

Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff walks during a training

Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff walks during a training session. (Oct. 24, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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HARRISON, N.J. -- Yoann Gourcuff scored on a break in the 75th minute and French team Olympique Lyonnais drew 2-2 with New York Red Bulls in a friendly Tuesday night at Red Bull Arena.

After Red Bulls reserve forward Andre Akpan made an acrobatic 360-degree spin in the penalty box to score the go-ahead goal in the 61st minute, Gourcuff got free down the right flank and fired a right-footed shot that eluded Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara, making only his second appearance of the season after hip surgery.

Lyon received an own goal in the fourth minute, then Dax McCarty scored a goal in the 31st minute to tie it. The Red Bulls played without Thierry Henry, who didn't even dress for the game against the team from his country.

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