Tajouri scores 2 goals, NYCFC play Revolution to 2-2 draw

Austria's Ismael Tajouri-Shradi , left, challenges for the ball with AEK's Michalis Bakakis during the Europe League Group D soccer match between AEK Athens' and Austria Vienna's at Olympic Stadium of Athens, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Ismael Tajouri scored two goals and Sean Johnson had five saves to help New York City FC play the New England Revolution to a 2-2 draw Saturday.

The 23-year-old Tajouri, who has appeared in four MLS games, has three goals in the last two matches while filling in for the injured David Villa.

Yangel Herrera threaded a pass between two defenders to Tajouri, who turned and blasted a rising left-footer into the net to cap the scoring in the 76th minute for New York City (3-0-1).

Diego Fagundez bent a shot from well outside the box off the post to give New England (1-1-1) a 1-0 lead in the 11th. Tajouri tied it early in the second half, first-timing a cross from Saad Abdul-Salaam past a diving Matt Turner from near the penalty spot and Juan Agudelo's header in the 63rd put the Revolution back in front. Cristian Penilla played a perfect cross from the left side to Agudelo who finished from the top of the 6-yard box.