Mathias Jørgensen tallied the equalizer in the 58th minute. (Photo courtesy of Red Bulls II)
Mathias Jørgensen’s goal in the 58th minute lifted Red Bulls II into a 3-3 draw with Loudoun United FC in USL Championship action at MSU Soccer Park in Montclair, N.J. Thursday night.
Red Bulls II (21 points) moved to 5-16-6 while Loudoun United FC (12) is 3-18-3.
The visitors opened the scoring in the fourth minute, when Gaoussou Samake played a low cross into the penalty area as Ted Ku-Dipietro scored on a right-footed shot.
Loudoun United doubled the lead, after Ku-Dipietro delivered a cross to the near post. Former Red Bulls Academy player Jackson Hopkins tapped the ball in the back of the net in the 20th minute.
New York answered back in the 37th minute, when forward Omar Sowe was brought down by Loudoun goalkeeper Jonathan Mennell and was awarded a penalty kick. Sowe converted his career high seventh goal to put the hosts within a goal.
Ten minutes into the second half, midfielder Kyle Zajec whipped in a curling cross, which found the head of forward Luther Archimede. Archimede headed the ball down and it bounced over Mennell’s head for a 2-2 deadlock for his first professional goal.
Loudoun scored in the 57th minute when Jeremy Garay played a long ball into the box, Samake brought it down and placed it in the bottom right corner of the net.
One minute later, Red Bulls II leveled the match for the second time, when Luther Archimede played forward Jørgensen behind the Loudoun backline. Jørgensen volleyed his attempt into the left-hand corner.
Red Bulls II will head on the road to face Charlotte Independence Saturday at 7 p.m.