Galaxy, Red Bulls share the points at HDCMay 8, 2011 - 5:06 AM Los Angeles Galaxy finished in a 1-1 draw at The Home Depot Center on Saturday.
The first half was wide open as New York (4-1-3) took an early lead through Henry, who raced into the penalty area to collect a diagonal ball from Dane Richards, round goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts and roll the ball into the net.
Galaxy striker Juan Pablo Angel was facing his former team for the first time and he thought he had a goal in the 25th minute, but it was called back for offsides.
However, the hosts equalized in the 41st minute when David Beckham's corner kick was headed home from eight yards by Donovan.
The U.S. international then missed a great chance a few minutes later when Beckham's ball over the top allowed Donovan to beat Ricketts to the ball outside the penalty area. But Donovan's shot didn't have enough behind it, allowing New York defender Tim Ream to recover in time to clear the ball off the goal line.
Things tightened up a bit in the second half but the Red Bulls put together a pair of chances in the final 15 minutes as a header from substitute Juan Agudelo narrowly missed the left post, while Richards had a shot from 20 yards come back off the woodwork.
The result snaps a three-game winning streak for New York, which kept a clean sheet in each of its previous three matches, while the Galaxy (4-2-4) has collected seven points from its last four games.
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