A late, late first career goal from Darrius Barnes equaled Joel Lindpere's stoppage time header to deny New York a rare away win over the Revs.The New England Revolution ensured their decade-long home unbeaten run against the New York Red Bulls would live to see another day, with Darrius Barnes' stoppage time equalizer canceling out a previous stoppage-time goal from New York's Joel Lindpere to secure a 1-1 draw and make things a little more interesting in the East.
Coming into the match, New York had not won at Gillette Stadium since 2002, although with the Revs wallowing in the basement and the Red Bulls angling for top spot in the East, that record seemed under threat.
The Revolution looked to have taken the lead early on when Jerry Bengston finished a through ball from Lee Nguyen in the fourth minute, but the goal was controversially called back for offside, much to the vocal chagrin of the New England faithful.
Connor Lade received his marching orders in the 74th minute, picking up a second yellow card after hauling Benny Feilhaber down from behind, and the the Red Bulls must have thought their Foxborough hoodoo would never come to an end.
Their spirits were momentarily raised when New England keeper Bobby Shuttleworth mishandled a Wilman Conde cross and Joel Lindpere was there to nod home from six yards.
The jubilation didn't last long. New England defender Darrius Barnes responded with a header of his own, scoring his first career goal at a fortuitous time to extend his side's hold over its I-95 neighbor.
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