RED BULLS VS UNITED: MATCH DAY

After a month away from Red Bull Arena for MLS matches, New York returns home to take on rival DC United.  New York is on a four match unbeaten streak, and will look to maintain their cushion over Toronto, who won earlier today, and stay within striking distance of Columbus, who take on the Dynamo is Houston at 8:30 PM ET.  The Atlantic Cup is on the line as the Red Bulls look to capture the trophy for the first time since 2003.  A New York win or draw gives the Red Bulls the cup, but they face an improved United site than the one they defeated, 2-0, at RFK earlier this season.  After losing eight of their first nine matches, DC has posted a 2-1-2 record in its last five.  New York Red Bulls:

—————Ibrahim———-Angel—————–

———————-Lindpere————————

Ubiparipovic———————————–Richards

———————-Stammler————————

Borman———Ream———–Mendes————Albright

———————Coundoul—————————

Subs: Sutton, Tchani, Miller, Sassano, Petke, Chinn, Kandji

DC United:

—————Quaranta———-Allsopp————-

Pontius———-Simms————-King———–Najar

Graye———-James————Jankovic———McTavish

———————–Perkins————————–

Subs: Hamid, Cristman, Morsink, Talley, Khumalo, Moreno, Rice

—————————————————————————————————–

1′ And we’re off…

2′ Borman whips in a dangerous cross that Angel nods wide.

6′ Quaranta runs onto a long ball and puts a shot on frame that Coundoul punches away.

9′ First corner of the match goes to DC.

11′ Lindpere’s free kick is deflected by a DC player to Angel, but his header is wide.

13′ Ibrahim with a turnaround shot at the top of the area that goes wide.

14′ Albright with some great individual defending to stop a DC foray.

15′ Sinisa with a through ball that Lindpere runs onto, but his centering pass goes begging.  Play ends with a blast from distance from Stammler that goes high.

23′ Angel puts a long free kick on frame.  Perkins is forced to punch it over.

23′ Ibrahim tries an ambitious side volley that goes wide.

25′ Richards’ cross can’t quite find Angel on his run towards goal.

26′ Sinisa puts Lindpere through, who centers to an onrushing Angel, but he redirects it wide.

28′ James is down after a challenge from Salou, but he appears to be ok.  Both sides are getting water during the break in the action.  Its a hot and humid night.

35′ Quaranta with a shot from distance that handcuffs Bouna, but no one is nearby to try and get to the rebound.

43′ Ream heads away a dangerous cross on a DC counter.

45′ 1 minute of stoppage.

HALFTIME: 0-0.

46′ And we’re back.  DC sub: Moreno for Allsopp.

50′ Stammler gives it a go from distance, but its wide with the left foot.

51′ Yellow to Ibrahim

54′ Salou is almost able to slide onto a cross, but it goes wide.

55′ Tchani getting ready to come in.

56′ NY sub: Tchani for Stammler

57” NY sub #2: Miller for Ibrahim.

57′ Richards moves up top, Sinisa slides to the right, and Miller takes his place.  Tchani and Lindpere in the middle.

63′ Pontius with a go from distance that is blocked out of bounds for a corner.

68′ Tchani heads a Sinisa corner on frame, but Perkins catches it.

70′ Najar goes down, but the ref says play on.  Onalfo was not pleased, but he seemed to go down a little easy.  But we are a little biased.

72′ DC sub: Cristman for Quaranta.

74′ Sinisa with a volley from a Lindpere chip that goes wide.

75′ Kandji getting ready to come on.  Looks like for Richards.

76′ NY sub #3: Kandji for Richards.  Kandji makes his first appearance since breaking his foot a few months ago.

79′ Cristman with a late challenge on Bouna, after he is called offsides.  Bouna is down.

81′ Looks like he is going to be ok.

88′ DC Sub #3: Khumalo for Najar

88′ Free kick coming for NY in a good spot.

90′ Nearing stoppage time.  Still deadlocked at 0-0, but this is NY v DC so anything can happen… and usually does.

90′ 4 minutes of stoppage.

90+’ Kandji with a half chance in a crowd that goes wide.

FULL TIME: 0-0.  New York gets a second straight draw, but capture the Atlantic Cup!

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5 Responses to “RED BULLS VS UNITED: MATCH DAY”

  1. karbaz Says:

    Cmon you Bulls!!!

  2. adamkut Says:

    how do i join the Red Bull reader staff?

  3. BC-Sec.130 Says:

    I joined the supporters at El Pastors, they could not have been better, The team sucked, what good is it going to do to add another striker(Henry) when we can’t get the ball to him, save the money and get a good mid-fielder( no Neilson for 8 weeks!)

    • lou Says:

      Soler has been trying to add a third DP, one that would be in addition to thierry henry. Word is that this player is adept at passing. Backe and co are trying. In past years I’ve been critical of the team, but this year is different. I’m not going to hate. let’s see how this team plays after the transfer window opens. Neilson being hurt really sucks though. we lose him and get kandji, so -1 for that.

  4. Ken Says:

    I totally agree BC-Sec.130 you really know the game. You cannot blame the players up front when besides Linpere you have no midfield. UBI was horrendous tonight and just could not control the ball and Stammler got really tired.

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