Daniel Royer scored the tying goal for the Red Bulls. (Jason Getz/USA Today Sports)

ATLANTA — Trailing by a goal entering the final 15 minutes of their season opener at Bobby Dowd Stadium Sunday, the Red Bulls struck for two goals within a six-minute span to register a 2-1 triumph over expansion Atlanta United.

Daniel Royer tallied in the 76th minute and Atlanta’s Anton Walkes scored an own goal six minutes later to snap a 1-1 deadlock as the Red Bulls spoiled the hosts’ very first Major League Soccer match.

Yamil Asad had given Atlanta a 1-0 advantage in the 25th minute off an assist by Tyrone Mears in front of a crowd of 55,297.

The Red Bulls, however, refused to give up.

First, Royer headed home a Sacha Kljestan corner kick to the far right post to equalize before Walkes accidentally knocked the ball past his own goalkeeper Alec Kann in the 82nd minute.

Bradley Wright-Phillips got a touch on a Kemar Lawrence cross on the game-winner. He was not credited with a goal, but he did enough to cause a deflection of the cross off Walkes into the Atlanta net. The play started with a backheel pass from Mike Grella to Lawrence.

United’s Carlos Carmona was red carded for violent play in the 88th minute.

Scoring Summary:
ATL – Yamil Asad (Tyrone Mears) 25′
NY – Danny Royer 1 (Sacha Kljestan) 76′
ATL – Own Goal (Anton Walkes) 82′
Misconduct Summary:
NY – Sal Zizzo (caution, foul) 38′
ATL – Josef Martinez (caution, foul) 49′
NY – Damien Perrinelle (caution, foul) 65′
ATL – Carlos Carmona (ejection, foul) 88′
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long, Damien Perrinelle, Sal Zizzo, Sean Davis (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 69′), Felipe, Danny Royer, Sacha Kljestan ©, Alex Muyl (Mike Grella, 54′), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3
Atlanta United FC: Alec Kann; Tyrone Mears, Michael Parkhurst, Greg Garza, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (Anton Walkes, 81′), Miguel Almiron, Yamil Asad, Carlos Carmona, Hector Villalba (Kenwye Jones, 85′), Julian Gressel (Jeff Larentowicz, 81′), Josef Martinez
TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 5; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 4
Referee: Mark Geiger
Referee’s Assistants: Charles Morgante, Matthew Nelson
4th Official: Ted Unkel
Attendance: 55,297