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Montero goal gets Sounders 1-1 tie at Red Bulls

Jun 21, 2009 - 3:35 AM By KEITH SARGEANT STATS MLS Correspondent

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (STATS) - Five minutes after New York's Juan Pablo Angel scored thanks to a defensive miscue, Fredy Montero capitalized with a goal of his own to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 tie with the Red Bulls on Saturday night.

Montero also benefited from a defensive breakdown, stripping Red Bulls defender Jeremy Hall near the corner, turning and firing in his 13th goal of the season in the final minute of the half. Montero has goals in three straight games and a team-best seven this season.

"I just didn't give up," said Montero, who twice had shots deflect off the post, including a potential game-winner in the 84th minute. "I went sliding, got the ball and sent the ball to the area. Those things happen."

Though the result snapped a five-game losing streak for his team, Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio wasn't pleased with Hall's lapse in judgment afterward.

New York (2-10-4), which extended its winless streak to eight games, remains in last place in the Eastern Conference with 10 points. The Red Bulls have scored a league-low 14 goals while netting more than one in only four games.

"We all saw the play," Osorio said. "I thought (Hall) was going to let it go. I don't know why he didn't."

Hall, New York's first-round pick in the 2009 draft, said he felt like a baseball pitcher who surrendered a walk-off homer to lose a game.

"It cost us points and I feel terrible," the Red Bulls defender said. "I didn't think (Montero) was that close. I tried to clear it, and got punished for it."

Angel had little trouble giving New York (2-10-4) a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute. Defenders Tyrone Marshall and Patrick Ianni had the ball carom off each other as they were trying to clear and goalkeeper Kasey Keller slipped while coming out of the net.

"I think we had a little bit of luck on a couple of plays, and certainly on the one that I scored, it was a rebound and I was quick to react," said Angel, who notched his team-leading fifth goal of the season. "We should have won the game, but I'm happy with the point in the end."

Seattle (5-3-7), playing on just two days rest and in its third game in seven days overall, remains in third place in the West after picking up its 22nd point.

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid wasn't displeased by recording a win and two ties from his three-game stretch.

"We gave away a goal that we shouldn't have given away," Schmid said. "But they made a mistake as well. Our guys did well. We're not disappointed."