New York gets back on the pitch for the first time since June 5, as the Red Bulls host Brazilian side, Cruzeiro, at Red Bull Arena.  Cruzeiro are the second storied Brazilian side to take on New York, as Santos helped open Red Bull Arena on March 20, a 3-1 Red Bulls win.  Cruzeiro defeated New England Revolution, 3-0, on June 13, behind a Welington Paulista hat trick.  New York looks to pick up where the team left off before the World Cup break, as the Red Bulls posted two wins in the first week of June in MLS play.  With several players back training this week after missing time due to injury (though not all the players are back healthy) it should be good to see some of the guys back on the pitch. New York Red Bulls:







Subs: Sutton, Sassano, Chinn, Mendes, Wolyniec, Agudelo, Garcia


Robert——–Wellington Paulista——–Thiago Robeiro


Jonathan——–Gil———-Cacapa——–Diego Renan


Subs: Flavio, Elicarlos, Pedro Ken, Hyago, Eber, Kieza, Eliandro, Marqhinhos Parana, Fabio

NOTE: Expect to see Hans Backe empty the bench in the second half as he looks to give numerous players some run tonight.


1′ And we’re off…

5′ Thiago Ribeiro with the first real chance of the match, blasting one over from 25 yards.

6′ Stammler has been very active in the early going.

7′ Goal Cruzeiro.  Thiago Ribeiro cuts back to the middle of the area, and his shot splits two defenders and beats Coundoul to the near post.  1-0.

9′ Angel gets off a shot that is deflected out for a corner.

10′ Alright whips on a cross that Ibrahim nods wide.

18′ Roger with a shot from outside the 18 that Coundoul saves easily.

19′ Lindpere sends in a cross that is broken up by the Cruzeiro defense.

20′ Hall sends in a cross that is just out of the reach of Ibrahim.

23′ Thiago Ribeiro sends in a cross with the flag down, but no one can get on the other end.

28′ Ream almost gets the ball on the back post, but its broken up for a throw in.

30′ Robert nearly redirects one in, but it deflects off a New York defender.  Play ends with a shot blasted over the top.

32′ GOAL NY!! Off a Lindpere corner, Albright heads it to the back post, where Angel puts away the easy half volley.  1-1.

35′ Goal Cruzeiro.  Welington Paulista gets the ball at the top of the area, jukes Petke to get space, and beats Condoul.  2-1.

39′ Robert’s header at the back post is blocked by Coundoul before the rebound is knocked over.

43′ Robert hits one off the far post after a through ball from Roger.

45′ 1 minute of stoppage.

HALFTIME: 2-1 Cruzeiro leads.

HALFTIME: NY Subs: Wolyniec, Mendes, Sassano, and Sutton for and Ibrahim, Petke, Albright and Coundoul.

46′ and we’re back…

46′ Goal Cruzeiro.  Cacapa heads home a Thiago Ribeiro cross.  3-1.

51′ Goal Cruzeiro.  Welington Paulista plays Thigao Ribeiro in alone on Sutton, and he dekes the keeper before calmly slotting it home.  4-1.

53′ Rafael blocks a point blank Angel header off a dangerous cross from Sassano.

57′ Lindpere heads another dangerous Sassano cross wide.

58′ Cruzeiro subs: Marquinhos Parana for Henrique and Eliandro for Robert.

61′ Eliandro streaks in alone, but Sutton is there for the save.

63′ NY subs: Garcia and Chinn for Hall and Angel.

69′ Lindpere with a blast from the top of the area, but its right at Rafael

73′ Thiago Ribeiro gets off a clean shot in the area that Sutton parries wide.

74′ Garcia feeds Wolyniec with an open look, but he puts it wide.

76′ Diego Renan with a blast that Sutton parries wide.

77′ GOAL NY!!  Tchani plays a through ball to Wolyniec, who centers to Chinn, who slides it home.  4-2.

79′ NY sub: Agudelo for Stammler.  This is Agudelo’s first appearance since the New England Open Cup match

80′ Cruzeiro sub: Fabinho for Roger.

81′ Cruzeiro sub: Elicarlos for Welington Paulista.

90′ 3 minutes of stoppage.

FULL TIME: 4-2 Cruzeiro.

Check back later for post match reaction.



  1. Kmb499 Says:

    Too bad tickets aren more affordable… I would have loved to have gone…

  2. lurock Says:

    will this game be transmitted online?

  3. Red Bulls Reader Says:

    The game is not being televised.

  4. lurock Says:

    Thanks. I’ll keep checking this thread and the facebook for updates!

  5. christian Says:

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  9. christian Says:

    nice goal

  10. christian Says:

    damn he took 2 defenders out in one cut

  11. Linda N Says:

    Thanks Christian. Watching the game.

  12. PSYCOM Says:

    (deleted) CRUZEIRO!
    Libertadores loser 4ever!
    Go NY!!!!! Go Angel!
    Come back soon ubiparipovic!

  13. Ronald Says:

    Please post pictures of today’s game.

  14. Fellipe Eduardo Franco e Fraga Gerçossimo Says:

    Congrat’s to NYRB! You did a good match.

    Well, Cruzeiro made me happy again, The Fox has dominated USA!

    7 goals in 2 matches.

    We’ll with power to Brazilian Championship.

  15. Cindy Says:

    i wonder if Agudelo will get more PT now

  16. Lee Says:

    riquelme will be playing in england

  17. kofix5 Says:

    playing both right and left mid mid Tchani played strong and took on defenders distributed the ball well.

    Borman worked his a** off and was very productive switching up and down seamslessly with Jeremy along the left flank while Tchani was on the right.

    Stammler and the defensive backs were repeatedly burned by the pace of Cruzeiro, but this was kind of to be expected from a top Brazilian team. I’m sure lessons were learned as the Foxes put on a major clinic.

    Bouna time came out to play in the first half. A couple of stellar saves .

    I wish Garcia had been able to have more time but he showed well.
    Chinn showed up and scored a sliding goal off of a strong Woly cross within 5 minutes of coming into the game. Thanks man.

    Agudelo played ok. He only had a few minutes to show his stuff. He had a couple good moves and looked confident but kind of rusty. From what I saw, he needs to train his footwork more.

    All in all it was a good game. The Brazilian fans were fantastic as usual. Great music, dancing, singing Axé upon Axé & enough Bundão for everybody. Love Brazil. I can’t wait till we get a couple exciting Brazilian players on our team.

    I’m happy I was able to make it out to the game. Even though half full, the place was rockin and loud. Veery good game energy. Sorely missed the ESC though

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