Carlos Coronel wound up in the middle of a defensive blunder that cost the Red Bulls the game. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)

Since joining the team last season, Carlos Coronel saved the Red Bulls on countless occasions.

On Saturday, the Brazilian goalkeeper was played a role in a blunder for the ages that cost the Red Bulls at least one point in a devastating 1-1 home defeat on Saturday.

Coronel, who has forged a reputation as one of the most reliable MLS goalkeepers, and defender Tom Edwards apparently had a miscommunication on a long ball that allowed CF Montreal score the winning goal in the 81st minute.

It climaxed a confounding late game collapse by the Red Bulls, who had played well up until the 70th minute.

After the visitors equalized, they took advantage of a horrendous New York error.

Montreal defender Camacho booted a long ball into the Red Bulls’ end. Coronel came well out of the net and the penalty area to possess the ball. It appeared there was a split second of confusion between the goalkeeper and Edwards. Honduran international Romell Quioto swooped in, picked up the ball and scored into an empty net.

The result left the Red Bulls at 3-2-1 and 10 points and only one point in nine possible points at home thanks to an abysmal 0-2-1 record. Montreal improved to 3-2-1.

Omir Fernandez scored the lone Red Bulls’ goal as his 24-yard shot deflected off a Montreal defender and past goalkeeper Sebastian Breza into the net. Luquinhas received an assist in the 14th minute.

Coronel did have his moments as he kept Montreal off the scoreboard with two big saves in the first half. He managed to knock away Djordje Mihailovic’s attempt from the right side off the left post. The ball went out of bounds for a corner kick.

Two minutes later, Coronel denied Kei Kamara’s smash at the right post.

The Red Bulls played the second half as they needed to tie the game, they dominated the visitors so much.

But they couldn’t find the target and eventually paid the price.

But Montreal did – against the run of play in the 72nd minute.

Camacho headed the ball past Coronel off a right-wing cross from Alistair Johnson to knot things up and set up a dismal ending for the home sid