We’ll have some post-game reaction up tomorrow, but here are some photos of the match and an official match report:


In their first match against a MLS opponent in the 2010 preseason, the Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 0-0 tie against D.C. United on Saturday afternoon at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. The Red Bulls have not lost in preseason so far, as they improved to 3-0-2.

In an even first half, both teams had chances to score. For United, midfielder Brandon Barklage’s on-target header off a Christian Castillo corner kick was cleared off the line by Red Bulls guest player Enar Jaager in the 18th minute. Five minutes later, Danny Allsopp’s blast from distance was parried away by a fully-extended Greg Sutton.

Red Bulls forward John Agudelo nearly pulled New York ahead in the 28th minute, flicking a header from a Joel Lindpere cross over the bar. Lindpere nearly scored 10 minutes later, hitting a first-time shot just past the left post from 20-yards-out.

Agudelo forced United goalkeeper Bill Hamid to make a sprawling save with four minutes left in the half. New York midfielder Seth Stammler created a turnover and found Agudelo, who raced into the box and rifled a shot that Hamid got a hand on.

It was the same story in the second half, with both teams nearly putting their names on the scoresheet. Forward Conor Chinn hit the ball over the bar with less than 20 minutes left off an Ernst Oebster feed. Moments later, Chinn put it into the back of the net, but he was ruled offsides. On the other end, a long range effort by D.C.’s Daniel Wasson went straight at goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul, before substitute Thabiso Khumalo put his left-footed attempt just over the bar.

Red Bulls forward John Wolyniec (ankle) and defender Carlos Mendes (hip) made their returns to game action Saturday after being sidelined with surgeries last year.

The Red Bulls will travels to Orlando, FL next week to compete in the Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Feb. 25 and 27. New York opens the competition facing the Houston Dynamo at 6:00 PM on Feb. 25. For more information on the team’s preseason, log onto and

New York Red Bulls 0, D.C. United 0
February 20, 2010 – IMG Academy; Bradenton, FL

Scoring Summary:

Disciplinary Summary:
NY: Tchani (caution) 90’

New York Red Bulls (3-0-2) – Greg Sutton (Bouna Coundoul 46’), Roy Miller (Danleigh Borman 46’), Andrew Boyens, Mike Petke (Tim Ream 46’), Enar Jaager* (Ernst Oebster 68’), Jeremy Hall (Carlos Mendes 80’), Joel Lindpere (Tony Tchani 46’), Seth Stammler (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 46’), Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel (John Wolyniec 68’), John Agudelo* (Conor Chinn 68’)

D.C. United – Bill Hamid (Ray Burse 46), Rodney Wallace (TwoBoys Gumede 77’), Marc Burch, Dejan Jakovic (Quiarol Arzu 59’), Lawson Vaughn (Devon McTavish 46’), Christian Castillo (Lyle Adams 52’), Brandon Barklage (Daniel Wasson 46’), Floribert N’Galula (Thabiso Khumalo 46’), Andy Najar, Danny Allsopp (Tiyiselani Shipalane 46’), Jaime Moreno (Adam Cristman 46’)

* – Denotes Non-Roster Player

Midfielder Joel Lindpere takes possession.

Red Bulls Dane Richards and Enar Jaager battle Rodney Wallace for the ball.

NY's John Agudelo and DC's Dejan Jakovic chase after the ball.



  1. Cindy Says:

    thanks RBR! at least it’s not a loss! [i’m a perpetual optimist]

  2. Alle Says:

    Agudelo certainly caused them problems!

    Hey RBR, where was Damani Ralph? No show?

  3. John Says:

    Will the Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic be on tv? ESPN360?

  4. Tim F. Says:

    Can you comment on the specific odds for the Red Bulls potentially acquiring Luis Gil on Monday (e.g., 35%…40%)?

    With the Santos game a month away, can the fans have a quick Q&A with Erik or the coaching staff here on Red Bulls Reader?

  5. Lee Says:

    Can anyone give me a scouting report on Damani Ralph was he a speed guy or just a goal score ? give me some info on him because he is still young at 28.

  6. v Says:

    Unrelated to the game really, but i like that uniform combination.. wish they wore that at home…

  7. GeoffieTheKid Says:

    Joel Lindpere looks like an Estonian Danny Murphy. I love it.

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