Sam scores in 90th minute, New York beats DC 1-0
Sep. 11, 2014
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Lloyd Sam scored in the 90th minute to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 win over 10-man D.C. United on Wednesday night.
A deflected ball fell to Sam, who took one touch to the corner of the 6-yard box and rolled a ball through the legs of United goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
New York (9-8-10) won its fourth straight home game and avoided a three-game season sweep against United (14-9-5) in the teams' final meeting of the regular season.
United's Fabian Espindola received a red card in the 32nd minute for a rough challenge on Dax McCarty. Hamid made several late saves, but was denied his ninth clean sheet of the season. He blocked Peguy Luyindula's close-range attempt in the 71st minute and Thierry Henry's open shot in the 77th.
New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips, the MLS-scoring leader, did not play in the second half.