TUCSON, Ariz. – The Red Bulls played to a draw against Houston Dynamo in their second Desert Diamond Cup match Wednesday afternoon, 2-2.

The Red Bulls moved to 0-1-1 in the competition. They will conclude the competition against an opponent to be determined.

New York’s starting lineup featured two Major League Soccer players, one MLS SuperDraft selection, four trialists, three United Soccer League players from Red Bull II and one academy player.

The Dynamo found the breakthrough in the 35th minute, when Andrew Wenger’s cross was finished at the back post by Mauro Manotas. Houston doubled its lead moments later when Jalil Anibaba headed in a free kick.

New York introduced eight substitutes at halftime. Red Bulls academy player Omir Fernandez scored his first goal for the senior team in the 65th minute, taking advantage of a mistimed back-pass in the penalty box.

Minutes later, Fernandez helped create the tying goal, when his shot rang off the post and fell to trialist Lucas Terci, who finished the rebound to equalize.

Scoring Summary:

HOU: Mauro Manotas (Andrew Wenger) 35’

HOU: Jalil Anibaba (Vicente Sanchez) 41’

NY: Omir Fernandez 65’

NY: Lucas Terci 72’

Red Bulls lineup: Evan Louro; Lucas Batista (Kevin O’Toole, 46’), Tim Schmoll, David Abidor (Hassan Ndam, 46’), David Najem (Ethan Kutler, 46’); Zeiko Lewis (Andrew Tinari, 46’), Arun Basuljevic (Kaz Shigenobu, 46’), Duane Muckette (Brett Nason, 36’; Jake Freeman, 65’), Vincent Bezecourt (Andrew Tinari, 46’); Zach Ryan (Lucas Terci, 46’), Bradley Nestor (Omir Fernandez, 46’)

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.