MLS • Houston Dynamo rally for 2-2 playoff tie against New York Red Bulls in Game 1
Houston • Ricardo Clark and Omar Cummings scored in the second half to lead Houston back from a two-goal halftime deficit, lifting the Dynamo into a 2-2 tie against the top-seeded New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday.
The second part is Wednesday at New York.
"Judging by the feel right now, it feels like a loss because we were winning 2-0," New York goalkeeper Luis Robles said. "Now, we have to go home and we have to win. It's as simple as that."
Cummings, a second-half substitute, tied it in the 92nd minute when he tapped the ball in from just outside the net. Bobby Boswell's header was stopped by Robles, but Cummings sent the rebound inside the near post.
Cummings said the goal was a "will-goal."
"You will that one in," Cummings said. "You need a push, you need a point. You need to go to New York at least level if not better. That's the kind of goal you just will in."
Clark scored in the 51st minute when New York was unable to clear the ball away and he sent it through traffic and inside the near post.
The Dynamo played the final 25 minutes with a man advantage after New York's Jamison Olave was given a straight red card for a reckless tackle from behind on Cummings in the 65th minute.