Forward Brian White (42) celebrates with Kaku after the Red Bulls scored their second goal of the game (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)
HARRISON, N.J. — Another home game, another non-win for the Red Bulls.
The Red Bulls continued their struggles at 600 Cape May Street with a disappointing 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps Wednesday night.
The hosts, who overcame a 1-0 deficit in the first half, could not hold onto a second-half advantage and saw two points fly out the window against a team that is in ninth place in the Western Conference with a 3-6-5 mark and 14 points.
The result left the Red Bulls (5-5-3, 18 points) in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Moreover, they have won four times in eight home matches for a 4-3-1 record this season.
Despite the Red Bulls enjoying a huge possession advantage for the opening 20 minutes, the Whitecaps drew first blood. After Joaquin Ardaiz beat two defenders on a counterattack, he crossed the ball to Scott Sutter, who tallied from a difficult angle in the 29th minute.
The Red Bulls equalized on Brian White’s goal in the 37th minute as he slipped home Amro Tarek’s header from a Kaku cross.
They took a 2-1 edge as White helped set up New York’s second goal of the match as a cross by Andy Rose was transformed into an own in the 55th minute.
Fredy Montero converted a penalty kick after a video review of a Sean Nealis handball in the 61st minute to close out the scoring.