HARRISON, N.J. - Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam scored second-half goals to give the New York Red Bulls their first win of the season, a 2-1 victory over the Union on Wednesday night at Red Bull Stadium.
Eric Alexander helped set up both goals, contributing on Henry's tally in the 57th and lofting a cross 10 minutes later for Sam to head inside the right post.
Union forward Sebastien Le Toux converted an 80th-minute penalty kick after Ibrahim Sekagya was ejected for an intentional hand ball in the penalty area, and New York finished the final 12 minutes with 10 men.
It was only the second time this season the Red Bulls had scored more than one goal in a game and the third in a row in which the Union allowed two.
New York (1-2-4) moved into a four-way tie for fourth place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference, including the Union (1-2-4).
Union manager John Hackworth inserted Conor Casey and Antoine Hoppenot in the final 25 minutes to spark his offense. Casey got off a shot that hit the left post, and Sekagya blocked a Maurice Edu shot with his right arm.