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Denis Bouanga’s brace helps LAFC to a 2-2 draw against Red Bulls – NBC Los Angeles

Denis Bouanga scored two goals, his second multi-goal game this season, to help Los Angeles FC rally from an early deficit to a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening.

Bouanga ripped a right-footed football from the left corner of the penalty area into the back of the net to limit the scoring in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

New York (4-1-4) is undefeated in five straight games since a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on March 16.

LAFC’s Aaron Long blocked a shot from Dante Vanzier in front of an open goal, but slid against the post and was sent off in the eighth minute. Eddie Segura came on and – after the corner conceded by Long’s block – surrendered an own goal with his first touch, giving New York a 1-0 lead.

Bouanga was fouled by Sean Nealis in the penalty area and converted from the penalty spot to make it 1-1 in the 67th minute.

Emil Forsberg scored on a half-volley to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead in the 81st. John Tolkien played a corner that was diverted and fell for Forsberg to finish from point-blank range.

LAFC (3-3-3) had 57% possession and defeated New York 15-7.

Carlos Coronel had four saves for the Red Bulls.

Hugo Lloris had one save for Los Angeles.

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