HARRISON, N.J. — Dax McCarty capped the scoring in the 66th minute and had assists on New York’s first two goals to give the Red Bulls a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.
The Red Bulls (14-9-9) tied New York City FC for first place in the Eastern Conference standings, each with two games remaining.
McCarty’s long pass over the top in the 47th minute freed Bradley Wright-Phillips for his 21st goal of the season. It gave the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead and pulled Wright-Phillips even with David Villa in the MLS Golden Boot standings.
Chris Pontius headed home Fabinho’s diagonal cross in the 55th minute to tie it 2-all for the Union (11-12-9).
Sacha Kljestan one-timed Felipe’s cross to tie it in the 44th minute and Fabian Herbers opened the scoring for the Union in the 15th.
Philadelphia has two games left to play but dropped to fifth place in the East and missed an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth this week. The Union’s Joshua Yaro left the game on a stretcher after an aerial collision in the first half.