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Dante Vanzeir scored the go-ahead goal in the 86th minute as the New York Red Bulls rallied for a 2-1 win against the Columbus Crew in Harrison, N.J., on Saturday.
The Belgian winger scored a right-footed shot at the right post after a cross by John Tolkin to give the Red Bulls (1-1-2, five points) their first lead of the season. It was his first goal since joining the club from Royal Union SG in the summer.
Alexandru Matan gave the Crew (1-2-1, four points) the first lead of the night in the 32nd minute with the first goal of his MLS career in his 38th game before Luquinhas got the equalizer in the 58th minute.
Luquinhas put in a rebound after Eloy Room made a save of a Cory Burke shot from the middle of the box.
The rivalry is used to close contests. The past seven games between the teams have all been decided by one goal or a draw, and the previous five had a result-changing goal in 87th minute or later.
Dante Vanzeir (unseen) scored his debut goal as the New York Red Bulls downed Columbus
The Crew took a 1-0 lead less than two minutes after Room made a kick save on a powerful 18-yard strike through traffic by Cristian Casseres Jr.
Matan then was able to take advantage of a blunder by goalkeeper Carlos Coronel, who was nearly 30 yards off the goal line when Steven Moreira sent a long looping ball to Matan down the right flank.
Both the backtracking Coronel and Red Bulls defender Andres Reyes went for the ball, leaving an open pathway for Matan. He cut to his left and drilled a shot from 22 yards for the Crew's lone shot of the first half.
The Crew will look to even the regular-season series when the teams play in Columbus on July 1.
Columbus was without striker Cucho Hernandez, who was a precautionary scratch because of a sore knee. Although he had yet to score this season, his goal potential drew attention away from star midfielder Lucas Zelarayan.
Alexandru Matan (L) took the lead for Columbus off an error from the Red Bulls' defense
CF Montreal 3-2 Philadelphia Union
A costly red card to Julian Carranza of the Philadelphia Union in the 69' that opened the door for host CF Montreal to stage a wild late comeback, scoring two goals in the closing minutes to stun the defending Major League Soccer Eastern Conference champions for a 3-2 win Saturday.
Chinonso Offor tied the match at 2 in the 90th minute, following a shot off the underside of the crossbar with a header into the net. The winner came in the eighth minute of stoppage time, with Romell Quioto shedding his defender in the box and heading a long cross into the net.
Quioto leaped over the barrier behind the goal and rejoiced while fans in the seats were in a frenzy. It was his second goal of the night; his first had come less than three minutes into the match.
Quioto's performance offset two goals for Mikael Uhre in the second half for Philadelphia (2-2-0, 6 points). Montreal (1-3-0, 3 points) scored its first three goals of the season.
Romell Quioto's game-winner in the seventh minute of stoppage time sealed it for Montreal
Quioto had bagged his first goal of the night early on in the contest but Philly got two quickly
Uhre, a 28-year-old forward and designated player from Denmark, logged his first two goals of the season after scoring 13 in 2022. The Union were without their top goalkeeper, Andre Blake, due to injury.
Quioto, who is to leave to join his national team, Honduras, for upcoming international matches, converted a penalty kick in the third minute of the match after a handball by the Union in the box.
After Philadelphia went scoreless in the first half, the Union needed just 21 seconds into the second half to tie the match. Uhre was the beneficiary of a turnover and assist from Daniel Gazdag, who also had a hand in Uhre's second goal in the 60th minute.
Jose Martinez also assisted on the second goal for the Union, who had not lost to Montreal in the previous six meetings.
Chinonso Offor's effort at the 90' tied the contest for Montreal
Chicago Fire FC 3-3 FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati scored twice in three minutes late in the second half to earn a 3-3 draw against the host Chicago Fire on Saturday.
Chicago, which led 3-1, remains winless through three games to start the season.
The Fire controlled play early, finding time in the attacking third while Cincinnati struggled to get the ball past midfield through the first six minutes.
But it was the visitors who ultimately struck first in the eighth minute.
Marco Angulo sent the ball toward the box for Brandon Vazquez cutting through to the left side. Vazquez beat Carlos Teran to the ball and sent a cross to Junior Moreno streaking into the top of the box, for a shot that deflected off Chicago defender Miguel Navarro into the net for the 1-0 lead.
Vazquez nearly doubled the lead for Cincinnati in the 19th minute off a Fire turnover but hit the right