New York looks to extend its lead in the Eastern Conference tonight, hosting Chivas USA at Red Bull Arena. A few results around MLS allow the Red Bulls to put space between themselves and the rest of their conference rivals with a three point result tonight. Chivas has begun to turn around their fortunes of late, but will miss two players who received red cards in the Goats’ last match. We will see if New York can take advantage of new players in Chivas’ defensive lineup. The Red Bulls also have Teemu Tainio back from injury and available for selection tonight. Lineups and running commentary after the jump.
New York Red Bulls:
Subs: Sutton, Rooney, Agudelo, Keel, Ballouchy, Mendes, Kassel
Subs: Thornton, Umana, Trujillo, Mendoza, Mayen, Estupian, Cortez
Power outage at RBA is going to delay the start of the match. Will let you know when we find out more.
The outage is being addressed the the match will begin once the difficulties have been addressed.
Teams are returning to the pitch and are re-warming up. Match should begin in approx. 10 minutes.
1′ And we’re off…
4′ Solli attempts to spring Richards down the right, but his touch is too heavy and it rolls to Kennedy.
6′ Off a counter, Justin Braun cuts the ball to his right foot and floats it far post past Coundoul. 1-0 Chivas.
9′ LaBrocca gets his head on one, but its too high.
10′ Moreno gets space for a shot that goes wide. NY looking a bit flat thusfar.
12′ Off a poor clearance, De Ro gathers at the top of the area, but his volley goes wide.
16′ Richards earns a corner for NY.
18′ Lindpere earns a free kick after Chivas cant clear.
18′ Rafa’s restart is too low and Chivas clears. NY attacks again and Kennedy makes a nice save when Lindpere finds the ball alone in the area.
21′ GOAL NY!! Rafa sends a long lead pass to Henry, who settles and beats Kennedy to knot the score. 1-1
23′ NY really pressing the attack now, earning another corner.
27′ Henry’s volley finds side netting off a Rafa corner.
29′ Lahoud is down again. Think he took a knock to the head earlier. Looks like he is going to be subbed out.
30′ Chivas sub: Trujillo for Lahoud.
31′ Goal Chivas. Its Braun again off a restart after Jazic kept alive the Pearce free kick. 2-1 Chivas USA.
34′ PENALTY! Pearce fouls Rodgers in the area. DeRo steps up for NY.
35′ De Ro buries it! 2-2!
38′ Jazic fouls Richards just outside the area on the right. Free kick coming.
42′ DeRo almost gets his second as his header off a Rafa corner forces Kennedy to make a good save.
45′ Slight fracas breaks out after Rafa goes down. Multiple players involved. No cards.
HALFTIME: 2-2 match after a back and forth first 45 minutes.
46′ And we’re back…
50′ Richards nearly has a shot deflect in off a Chivas player, but its out for a corner.
52′ Rodgers fouled just outside the area in a dangerous spot.
53′ Tainio skies it over on the restart.
56′ Off a restart, Elliot finds Moreno’s head, and Braun cleans up the rebound. 3-2 Chivas.
60′ Rodgers heads one across the face of the goal, but it goes wide.
62′ Yellow to Henry
66′ Richards and Solli play a nice one-two but Dane’s centering pass is cleared.
69′ CHV sub: Cortez for Braun.
71′ NY subs: Agudelo for Richards and Ballouchy for Tainio.
72′ On the fifth straight corner, Rodgers bicycles one in, but is offsides.
76′ Rodgers breaks free down the flank, but his centering pass is broken up.
81′ Yellow to Cortez
84′ CHV sub: Mendoza for Flores
88′ NY pressing for the equalizer, but isn’t finding the final pass.
89′ NY sub: Keel for Miller.
90′ 3 minutes of stoppage. Keel is playing up top for NY.
90+’ Lindpere can’t control the loose ball in the area and it goes out.
90+’ Henry flicks one on, but its just out of the reach of Rodgers. That could be it.
FULLTIME: 3-2 in favor of Chivas.