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Union score two quick goals to tie Red Bulls

Anthony Wallace #6 of the New York Red

Anthony Wallace #6 of the New York Red Bulls and Fernando Aristeguieta #18 of the Philadelphia Union fight for the ball during the U.S. Open Cup at Red Bull Arena on July 21, 2015 in Harrison, N.J. Credit: Getty Images / Elsa

CHESTER, Pa. — Chris Pontius and C.J. Sapong scored goals about a minute apart to help the Philadelphia Union rally for a 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Sunday night.

Pontius poked a cross from Fabian Herbers into a wide-open net to tie it in the 68th minute.

Sacha Kljestan rolled a left footer, off the feed from Bradley Wright-Phillips, from just inside the top of the box to the far post to open the scoring in the 27th. Kljestan blasted a free kick, after Ilson Pereira was issued a yellow card for a foul on Felipe Martins, from just outside the top the box to make it 2-0 in the 44th.

The Union (8-6-6) cut the deficit in half on Sapong’s penalty kick, after Pontius drew a penalty — and a yellow card — on Sal Zizzo in the 67th minute. It was Sapong’s sixth goal this season — and his first since May 14.

The Red Bulls (8-9-4) have one win in their last six matches after winning four in a row.


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