The Red Bulls take on Chivas USA tonight in the final match before the MLS World Cup break.  The Goats enter the match on the heels of four straight losses, while New York’s win over Houston on Wednesday ended a four match skein for the Red Bulls.  Chivas will be without former New York goalkeeper Zach Thornton, who is suspended after receiving a red card in Chivas’ match away to DC last week, and defender Jonathan Bornstein, who is with the USMNT in South Africa.  New York will be missing Dane Richards, who strained a hamstring against Houston on Wednesday.  Forward Salou Ibrahim, who was slated to start vs. Houston but failed a pregame fitness test, and midfielder Joel Lindpere, who exited the match with the Dynamo with a calf contusion, are questionable.  In their meeting earlier this season, the Goats handed New York its first loss of the season, with a 2-0 win at The Home Depot Center.  TRAFFIC NOTE: The City of Newark is currently performing maintenance work on Market Street east bound right before the Jackson Street Bridge.  They are condensing three lanes of traffic down to one lane and it will result in heavy congestion at the time of the match. Please attempt to avoid this approach to Red Bull Arena tonight. New York Red Bulls:







Subs: Sutton, Sassano, Chinn, Ibrahim, Miller, Hall, Petke

Chivas USA:






Subs: Guppy, Borja, Romero, Chijindu, Mayen, Macotelo, Padilla

Kljestan not in the 18 for Chivas as his move to Anderlecht seems more likely.

Ibrahim makes the bench for the match.  Guess he passed his fitness test.


1′ And we’re off…

2′ Borman springs Angel down the left side, but no one is there for Angel’s cross.

3′ A deflected ball squirts to Tchani, but his shot from the top of the are is right at Kennedy.

8′ Sinisa is down.  Looks like a strained hamstring from the replay.

10′ Sinisa is limping off.  Looks like Miller is going to come on.

12′ NY sub: Miller for Sinisa.

13′ On the ensuing corner, after Coundoul punches it out, Zemanski’s volley is punched off the cross bar by Coundoul.  Very athletic save.

14′ Angel nearly breaks free and falls in the area, but Terry Vaughns says play on.

15′ Miller is playing on the left, with Tchani switching to the right.

19′ Saragosa puts one over from the top of the area.

20′ Tchani earns a corner with a nice individual effort.

21′ Off a corner, the ball gets to Stammler, but his shot from distance is well over.

25′ Angel lays it off to Lindpere, who gets it to Wolyniec in space, but Trujillo knocks it out for a corner.

27′ GOAL NY!!  Off a Lindpere corner, Stammler ends up with the ball at the top of the area.  His left footed blast beats Kennedy to the near post.

35′ Here is Stammler’s goal:

39′ Ream with a nice tackle to break up a charge from Chivas.

42′ Stammler is doing a lot of distributing from his holding midfield slot.

45′ 2 minutes of stoppage.

45+’ Good team defending thwarts a Chivas charge.

HALFTIME: 1-0 New York.

HALFTIME: CHV sub: Borja for Zotinca

46′ and we’re back…

48′ Tchani with a left footed effort, but its right at Kennedy.

49′ Ream clears one out of danger after Galindo dekes Coundoul to break free in the box.

54′ Zemanski with an effort that Coundoul parries at full length, then pounces on the rebound.

56′ Borman is down, but appears to be ok.

58′ Stammler draws a foul 40 yards from goal.  Set piece upcoming.

61′ Chivas draws a foul just outside the 18 yard box on the right of goal.

63′ CHV sub #2: Romero for Saragosa.

64′ Chivas is the more aggressive side this half, but NY is defending well.

66′ NY sub #2: Ibrahim for Wolyniec.

70′ Chivas counters with #s, but Coundoul makes the easy save.

73′ Delgado gets a yellow for dissent.

74′ Yellow to Romero for a foul on Albright.

75′ CHV sub #3: Chijundu for Lahoud.

77′ 18,815 is the attendance tonight.

78′ Angel pressures Kennedy into a mishit that falls to Linpere with an open look, but he has to one-time it from distance and hits it wide.

82′ NY appeared to take a  2-0 lead on an own goal, but Angel is adjudged to be offsides.  After a discussion, the call stands.

88′ Lindpere sends one to Angel, who nods it just over.

89′ NY sub #3: Petke for Angel.

90′ 3 minutes of stoppage.  NY with a five man back line right now, with Petke in the center.

FULL TIME: 1-0 NY! The Red Bulls win their second straight and head into the WC break with momentum.

Check back later for post match reaction.



  1. lou Says:

    tchani out left? why cant we put lindpere out there? we’ll basically have no speed on the wings now.

  2. Slayer Says:

    I think we will see a different more controlled offense with this line up. Hope Hans uses Garcia off the bench!

  3. sicote Says:

    Why’s Petke on the bench? Is he injured or is Backe losing confidence in him?

  4. sicote Says:

    Oh no, Ubi’s hamstring just went.

  5. sicote Says:

    So does Tchani go out right & Miller on the left?

  6. sicote Says:

    Bouna–talk to the boys. Come on, man he almost clobbered one of our defenders because he didn’t call for the ball.

  7. sicote Says:

    Angel looks hungry tonight.

  8. redbulls fan3710 Says:


    ps. how come this match wasn’t live streamed? it’s a home game after all…

    • Cindy Says:

      probably because it’s on FSC… they’ve been streaming the Open Cup games because they have no TV rights.

  9. Slayer Says:

    Anyone else notice that Joel runs weird?

  10. Pauline Says:

    Oh, well.

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