February 22, 2017
Red Bulls fall behind to Whitecaps, rally behind BWP
HARRISON, N.J. -- Bradley Wright-Phillips’ 62nd-minute goal gave the New York Red Bulls a 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series at Red Bull Arena Wednesday night.
The Whitecaps took the lead on a 39th-minute Kekuta Manneh header. Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan squandered a chance to equalize as his slow-rolling penalty kick was saved by David Ousted in the 47th minute.
Wright-Phillips scored from near the penalty spot after Gonzalo Veron touched on a cross from Sal Zizzo.
The Red Bulls played with a numerical advantage after Vancouver’s Cristian Techera was red-carded in the 70th minute.
The second leg is scheduled in Vancouver Thursday, March 2.