Pearce goal ties Red Bulls for Whitecaps 1-1




VANCOUVER (AP) — Heath Pearce scored in the 85th minute as the New York Red Bulls salvaged a 1-1 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.

Pearce sprinted through a crowd to head Joel Lindpere’s cross past goalkeeper Joe Cannon,

Martin Bonjour’s goal in the 75th minute gave the Whitecaps a late lead. The ball was crossed by Davide Chiumiento from the right wing and after a friendly touch by Alain Rochat it found its way to Bonjour at the top of the box.

After a brief hesitation he belted a right-footed shot into the top right portion of the net.

Cannon made five saves for Vancouver (7-3-5), which remains unbeaten in five games (2-0-3).

New York (8-4-3) goalie Ryan Meara failed to stop the only shot on target by Vancouver.