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Angel scores late to give Red Bulls tie with Revolution

Sep 23, 2007 - 4:56 AM EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Juan Pablo Angel's late goal gave the New York Red Bulls a 2-2 tie against their Eastern Conference rival New England Revolution on Saturday.

Angel scored the game-tying goal in the 84th minute after taking a looping through pass from teammate Dave van den Bergh over the Revolution defense and blasting a rocket from 15-yards past the diving arms of goalkeeper Matt Reis.

The goal gave Angel his 16th goal of the season and tied him with fellow Colombian Adolfo Valencia, who scored 16 in 2000 for most goals scored in a season by a Red Bulls player.

"I did have many chances today," Angel said. "This was one of the best games we played at Giants Stadium this year. I'm happy about the record and tying goal, but we should have won this game, we played a better game."

The Red Bulls dominated the game by outshooting the Revolution, 21-12, and 9-4 on shots on goals. Reis made six saves keeping the Revolution from losing the game. Coming into this game the Revolution had a seven-game unbeaten streak of (6-0-1) that included winning the last five games against Red Bulls during the regular season. They had not lost to the Red Bulls since 2005.

"It wasn't a particularly great performance," Revolution coach Steve Nicol said. "We had some balls where we looked half-decent and had some decent movement with the ball on the two goals. Generally, I don't think we played particularly well. We need points, and we didn't play that well."

New England (13-6-7) struck first in the 22nd minute when Red Bulls killer Taylor Twellman scored on a header inside the box after outjumping Red Bulls defender Seth Stammler from a 30-yard free kick from teammate Steve Ralston and beating Red Bulls goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus for the early 1-0 lead.

Twellman struck again to give the Revolution a 2-1 lead in the 70th minute. This time around Twellman took a loose ball from a bad clear out from Red Bulls defender Chris Leitch and beat Stammler again and shot hard ground liner under the diving arms of Waterreus.

Twellman's two goals moved him into sole position of fifth place on the all-time MLS scoring list passing Roy Lassiter with 89 goals and continued his dominance against the Red Bulls scoring his 12 career goals.

"I'm happy with moving up in the scoring list of the MLS," Twellman said.

"This was bitter sweet, as a team we have to learn to keep the lead and do better," he said. "We have to do better of playing out the game and not giving up. We had a lead and gave it up. We as a team have to do a better job, the forwards, the middle, the defense, the 11 guys and the seven guys off the bench as a team have to do a better job of keeping a lead."

The Red Bulls (11-10-5) tied the game, 1-1, in the 37th minute when Francis Doe scored his first goal of season kicked a soft liner to beat Reis inside post.