- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 28, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Kenny Mansally’s goal in the final minute of regulation lifted New England to a 1-1 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.

Mansally snuck behind the defense and knocked home a pass from Shalrie Joseph with about 36 seconds left for the Revolution (1-0-1).

The Red Bulls (0-1-1) got their goal in the 35th minute, when midfielder Khano Smith’s crossing pass was inadvertently put into the goal by New England defender Jay Heaps. New York then had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but Luke Sassano’s hard shot sailed just wide.

Goalie Danny Cepero had 10 saves for the Red Bulls, while Brad Knighton had three for New England. Knighton was filling in for Matt Reis, a late scratch due to swelling in his knee.

Cepero had two big saves in the first half, making a sliding kick save on a shot by Wells Thompson in the 29th minute and stopping a shot by Joseph just 3 minutes later

The tie enabled New England to continue its mastery over their Eastern Conference rivals. New England has not lost to the New York franchise since Sept. 17, 2005, and has an overall record of 10-2-10 against the franchise dating back to the 2002 season.

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