The New York Red Bulls took a huge step towards qualifying for the playoffs and perhaps, winning the Eastern Conference, with a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy Friday night. New York, which is now tied with Columbus for first in the East, was excellent defensively and stayed organized and strong even with Red Bulls debutant Carey Talley leaving the first half with a hamstring injury. The Red Bulls got a goal from Dane Richards, who also made the run and drew the penalty that led to Juan Pablo Angel’s goal.

We caught up with Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe, Angel, defender Carlos Mendes (who switched from centerback to right back after Talley’s injury) and goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul after the match:

Not a bad way to kick off your weekend huh? Leave your thoughts on the match in the Comments section and get ready for a fun October, when there will be three of the team’s final four regular season matches at Red Bull Arena!

26 Responses to “RED BULLS KNOCK OUT GALAXY, 2-0”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Wow, what a win! Could have been even worse for the Galaxy if Henry was playing. Looks like RBs are on a roll at the right time. GO BULLS!

  2. Claude Says:

    Great win tonight. The back line and goalie were solid. Balluchy is a great addition and even Salou was running hard tonight. Go RBNY!

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  4. bryan Says:

    great win…. if we win the east… which is now offically up for grabs… does that mean we have home field advantage as long as we are in the playoffs???

  5. david Says:

    bona is the man

  6. Alle Says:

    What a win last night and indeed David, Bouna is the man!

  7. Dario Says:

    WE RULE!!!

  8. dieterhansi Says:

    very happy for the win, but a shame that this game didnt matter more. methinks that more emphasis should be put on the supporters shield–if there were, then LA IMO would have really been fighting for the win. It didnt look like LA cared much….

    • emilio Says:

      LA cared, they just lost, the Red Bulls have a better team now, our midfield dominated the game, we have better players in the middle then they do, Lindpere. Richards, Tchani and Maarquez thats a good midfield.

      • Dario Says:

        LA cared, we just beat them up badly…

        now KC at home, a tough game b/c they are fighting for a play-off spot.

        IMO, if we win out we can win the East. I am psyched for this game v. KC.

        COME ON NY!!!

  9. Dario Says:

    and….you suck John Harkes. man that guy cant say 1 nice thing about the Red Bulls.

    Get over it. Same with lalas and his tag along brother greg(omg, a real tool.)

    • Billy Says:

      greg and alexi are not as bad as harkes, every time ny had possesion n were building up there play he would just stay shut, and when an error occurs, even if its a pass that dosnt have to much strength he just starts talking trash. well fuck harkes, we won, n we shut his smart ass mouth up x]

  10. kpugs Says:

    Is anyone from the club going to bother to address why our captain and all time leading goal scorer is apparently going to be dumped out with the trash after this season?

    It would be nice to know why, and what insanity is behind it.

  11. Tom Says:

    @kpugs – I agree that it will be terrible to watch JPA get dumped next year. He has suffered through the worst years in our history, and always showed great class. But soccer, like any other sport in America, is a business first and foremost. While I hope they can find a way to keep JPA, I think RBNY management has already got another huge DP deal in the works. Maybe someone a little younger, and maybe not even a striker. I know they are still after that Notts County striker Luke Rodgers, so who knows what might happen to JPA’s spot. Over the years watching football and baseball, I’ve watched many of my favorite players head out the door in somewhat shitty ways. But that’s life in big time sports. Hopefully whoever takes his place shows similar class, and helps RBNY win a title.

    • Chan Says:

      I would have hoped that JPA could stay one more year on a non-DP salary; his DP could go to a new younger guy, possibly a central mid. Now that Ballouchy is on board and quickly integrating with the team, I’m not sure how this will go. I know JPA is slowing down, but he is still within range of the scoring title this year. If he can stay, a full year of the big three would light up MLS in a big way. RB can still get the East, now only behind by one pt.

      • Cindy Says:

        i’m going to be beyond heartbroken if JPA winds up on another MLS team because they are willing to pay DP money for him. i’ll be totally gutted.

  12. Starks in Tampa Says:

    great win for sure. I was happy with the way the defense played…

  13. sicote Says:

    Columbus & New England tied at the moment… hoping for a very, very late Revs goal to keep us tops!

  14. redbulls4ever Says:

    A very impressive display, now is the time to be consistent and win the MLS cup.

  15. Harry Says:

    We look really good.

  16. Alcatrakz Says:

    Juan Pablo Angel @ Best Buy, Rego Park for autographs on Thursday @ 6!!!

  17. gas huffer Says:

    There’s only Juan Pablo Angel!

    • emilio Says:

      He had a good career with us, looking forward to their big off-season signing. Its good he can leave off of a winning season, he isnt worth DP money anymore.

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