Tyler Adams scored the first two goals of his MLS career, but it wasn’t enough. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

HARRISON, N.J. — The final score said it was a tie, but the Red Bulls walked off the Red Bull Arena field as though they lost the game Wednesday night.

With the team nursing a one-goal lead in stoppage time, Fidel Escobar turned a right-wing cross into an own goal to lift D.C. United a stunning and dramatic 3-3 draw with the Red Bulls.

Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch was so upset with the loss, err, tie that he and his coaching staff remained on the field for several minutes trying to figure out what exactly transpired.

New York extended its winless streak to seven games (0-2-5) in all competitions.

Despite the tie, the Red Bulls (12-11-7, 43 points) picked up a point as they try to secure the sixth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference as the seventh-place Montreal Impact (11-14-6, 39) dropped a 1-0 home decision to New York City FC. Last-place D.C. fell to 9-17-5.

“Its hard because our team … they fight so hard,” Marsch told MSG. “They play so hard. You had to admire their grit and determination and will and fight. But we’ve got to find a way to stop making school-kid mistakes because that’s been killing us in the stretch. We work so hard to score goals and we give away the most ridiculous goals. And it’s not luck, it’s not luck. It’s the fact that we’re not doing a good job on the defensive end. We lose track of things and we do foolish things. If we don’t clean that up, then its going to make life very difficult.”

Foolish things such as Escobar trying to clear the cross with his right foot, instead of his left.

“We don’t do well to deny the cross, we don’t do well off the throw-in,” Marsch said. And Escobar doesn’t do a good job. I don’t know why he’s going with his right foot there. Just a left-footed clearance and its done. Therse are things that are pretty simple.”

The Red Bulls struck twice within a four-minute span late in the second half to rally from a one-goal deficit and to take a 3-2 lead.

Tyler Adams, who tallied his first Major League Soccer goal in the first half, connected for the equalizer in the 74th minute. After the D.C. defense deflected a pass to the top right of the box, the 18-year-old drilled a shot that striker Bradley Wright-Phillips dummied through his legs and into the lower left corner for a 2-2 deadlock.

Make it ✌️ for Tyler Adams!! ⚽️

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Four minutes later, the Red Bulls celebrated again, this time on a penalty kick by super-sub Gonzalo Veron.

Veron, who had replaced Alex Muyl in the 58th minute, was taken down in the left side penalty area by U.S. international Paul Arriola. With BWP and Sacha Kljestan having all sorts of problems converting penalties, Veron again took the spot kick and rocketed a shot into the lower left corner past goalkeeper Steve Clark for a 3-2 lead.

‪Gonzi does it again!! New York takes the lead!!! ⚽️‬

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Adams found the net in the 19th minute to lift the hosts into a 1-0 lead. Connor Lade, off a Kljestan feed, sent the ball from the left flank toward the right side of the penalty area. The ball bounced once and the 18-year-old Adams drilled a home past goalkeeper.

Tyler Adams scores his first Major League Soccer (MLS) goal and it's a screamer!!! 🚀🚀🚀

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A minute into first-half stoppage time, United equalized on a rather weird play.

Zoltan Stieber attempted a free kick from the right side that deflected off a Red Bulls play in the defensive wall, changing the direction of the ball as it settled into the lower left corner for a 1-1 tie.

United grabbed a 2-1 edge in the 70th minute as Patrick Mullins, who earned MLS player of the week honors for his four-goal performance in a 4-0 win over San Jose, found space between two defenders and slipped the ball past keeper Luis Robles in the 70th minute.

Scoring Summary: 

NY – Tyler Adams 1 (Connor Lade, Sacha Kljestan) 19′
DC – Zoltan Stieber 1 (unassisted) 45+1′
DC – Patrick Mullins 5 (Russell Canouse, Zoltan Stieber) 70′
NY – Tyler Adams 2 (unassisted) 74′
NY – Gonzalo Veron 4 (PK) 78′
DC – Own Goal (Fidel Escobar) 90’+1′
Misconduct Summary:
DC – Russell Canouse (caution, foul) 37′
NY – Damien Perrinelle (caution, foul) 45′
DC – Zoltan Stieber (caution, foul) 64′
NY – Sacha Kljestan (caution, foul) 68′
DC – Steve Birnbaum (caution, foul) 87′
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Connor Lade (Daniel Royer, 75′), Kemar Lawrence, Michael Amir Murillo, Damien Perrinelle, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Alex Muyl (Gonzalo Veron, 58′), Sacha Kljestan ©, Sean Davis (Fidel Escobar, 58′), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 0
D.C. United: Steve Clark; Nick DeLeon, Kofi Opare, Chris Korb, Steve Birnbaum, Luciano Acosta (Lloyd Sam, HT), Paul Arriola (Bruno Miranda, 85′), Marcelo Sarvas, Russell Canouse, Zoltan Stieber, Patrick Mullins (Deshorn Brown, 82′)
TOTAL SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik, Brian Dunn
Fourth Official: Alan Kelly
VAR: Juan Guzman Jr.
 
Attendance: 16,538