Spoils shared in MLS New York derby clash

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:43 AM Patrick Vieira's New York City FC were denied a Major League Soccer clean sweep against the New York Red Bulls as an entertaining derby encounter ended all square.

The final Hudson River derby of the regular season looked set to go the way of the boys in blue, just like their previous two league meetings this term.

Maxi Moralez's smart finish put NYCFC ahead against the run of play, but the Red Bulls - who won their US Open Cup encounter - rallied manfully to claim a 1-1 draw thanks to substitute Gonzalo Veron's penalty.

David Villa so nearly snatched the headlines, though, as an outrageous effort from the halfway line just went over.

It would have been a fitting end to a day that began with a dream return to the Spain squad after a three-year absence.

Both sides had attempts to win but NYCFC came closest after Villa's effort.

Source: AAP

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