New York hosts Philadelphia today in the first ever meeting between the two sides.  This match adds a new dimension to the sports rivalry between the cities of New York and Philadelphia, and creates an exciting derby between two sides separated by just a few hours by car.  It is also a homecoming for two Nicks, as Nick Zimmerman, who played for the Red Bulls last season, and Nick Sakiewicz, former executive for the MetroStars.  With a large Union contingent expected, we know it will be a great atmosphere at Red Bull Arena, since its a given that the South Ward will be rocking.  More after the jump.

New York Red Bulls:





Subs: Sutton, Stammler, Chinn, Boyens, Ubiparipovic, Tchani, Borman

Philadelphia Union:

—————Moreno——-Le Toux————–




Subs: Knighton, McInerney, Nakazawa, Stahl, Zimmerman, Okugo, Mwanga

Brian Nielsen is immediately inserted in the starting lineup for New York, replacing Kandji on the wing.  Carl Robinson, who made his regular season debut last week, takes over for Stammler in the midfield.

Nick Zimmerman makes the bench for the Union, as does Danny Mwanga, who had been starting the Philly.


1′ And we’re off…

1′ Nielsen with a good first effort, whipping in a cross that is headed away.

3′ New York showing much more energy from the whistle than last week, earning an early corner.

4′ On the counter, Moreno centers to an onrushing Le Toux, but Coundoul makes the save.

7′ Ibrahim turns and shoots from the top right of the area, but he pushes it wide off a Richards pass.

11′ Le Toux gets off another shot on the counter, but puts it wide.

14′ Richards’ speed earns another corner.

17′ Ibrahim and Angel look much more aggressive at the top of the formation.

18′ Nielsen gives a go from outside the area, but Seitz is there to snare it as Angel lurked for the rebound.

25′ The match is settling into the midfield, as Philly isn’t showing much creativity.

28′ Ibrahim lays on off for Lindpere, but his blast is deflected off a prone Ibrahim and out.

34′ Angel almost latches on to a Lindpere corner, but its knocked away.

42′ Lindpere sends a through ball to a free Angel, but his low angle shot is stopped by Seitz.  Best chance of the match so far.


No changes for NY, but Zimmerman comes on for Torres.

46′ And we’re back…

50′ After some misplayed balls, Zimmerman gets off a shot at the top of the area, but its wide.

51′ GOAL NY!!  Ibrahim lays ff the ball for Hall who centering pass finds Ibrahim, who nods it home for his first goal as a Red Bull.

56′ Zimmerman gets off a shot with little pace that doesn’t threaten Coundoul.

59′ Goal Union.  Moreno gets free down the right side and finds Le Toux at the back post for the easy finish.  1-1.

59′ Philly sub: Mwanga for Jacobson.

66′ PK coming for NY!  Orozco handles a Linpere cross in the area.

67′ Angel slots home the PK for a 2-1 lead!

67′ NY subs: Borman for Miller, Sinisa for Nielsen.

70′ Yellow to Petke

75′ NY sub#3: Stammler comes on for Ibrahim, who took a knock on his ankle.

76′ Richards is now up top with Angel, with Sinisa on the left and Stammler on the right.

78′ Philly sub: McInerney for Harvey.

84′ Philly with a counter that ends with McInerney getting whacked by Ream.

87′ Stammler threads one to Angel, but his touch eludes him and he puts it over.

FULL TIME:  2-1 final.  NY improves to 4-1-0 and stays atop the table.  Check back for reaction later.


  1. christian Says:

    5-0 ny!!!!!angel brace and condoul hat trick!!!!!

  2. christian Says:

    why is it that every time richards touches the ball he gives it away?

  3. christian Says:

    stammler in for salou?so we are gonna defend from the 74th?what happened to chinn?

  4. Dario Says:

    Good win. 2-1, I’ll take any win.

    Down, Philly.
    Up, NY!

  5. Cindy Says:

    great job Red Bulls!! 4 wins already? this is wildness, i almost can’t handle it

  6. cb Says:

    sweet — another home victory! beautiful day at the match, and the fans were boisterous on both sides. the team’s chemistry is not quite there as these wins don’t feel decisive. nielson showed some potential, but salou and richards stunk up the place with turnovers. hall’s cross was beautiful. i’d like to see him on the right wing once albright gets healthy. not to harsh on richards, but chinn deserved to replace salou. anyhoo, way to go red bulls!

    • christian Says:

      i agree richards needs to watch barcelona games and learn how to pass and kee posession .ubi should of started not richards.

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