Red Bulls defender Eric Brunner (left) and forward Oscar Echeverry (right) go for a header in Friday’s match vs. Hammarby as rookie midfielder David Roth (background) looks on.
The Red Bulls are facing Swedish club Hammarby in a pre-season match that kicked off at 1pm Eastern. Here is the Red Bulls lineup for the match:
Juan Carlos Osorio has been using this 3-4-1-2 formation quite a bit.
Here is the Hammarby starting lineup and bench:
Kristoffer Bjorklund (GK), Mauro Saez Jarpa, Kleber Saarenpaa, Christian Traore, David Johansson, Claudio Dadomo, Louay Chanko, Sebastian Castro-Tello, Petter Andersson, Paulinho, Freddy Soderberg
BENCH: Rami Shaaban (GK), Ivan Tedengren, Nicklas Gustafsson, Simon Helg, Isak Dahlin, Sebastian Bojassen, Marcus Thornstrand, Haris Laitinen
Stay tuned for more details from this match as the day goes on.
Follow the match action below:
DAVIES UPDATE- A reader in Sweden has informed me that Charlie Davies missed today’s friendly because he was resting a groin injury.
FINAL- Red Bulls 3, Hammarby 1. Good first match for Echeverry and good to see the rookie, Eric Brunner, find the net.
That’s all for now. Check back in later for more Red Bulls news.
Still waiting for more updates. As for where Charlie Davies is, someone told me he was with the Under-23 national team. I thought that camp was over so Davies might have just been given some time off.
68th minute- Serna in for Wolyniec, Megaloudis in for Laventure.
Here is the Red Bulls second-half lineup: Danny Cepero (GK), Scott Palguta, Ted Niziolek, Carlos Mendes, Danleigh Borman, Seth Stammler, Luke Sassano, Hunter Freeman, Martin Nunez, Jerrod Laventure, John Wolyniec. This is the likely formation:
66th minute- Hammarby gets on the board with a Dodamo blast to make it 3-1 Hammarby.
51st minute- Hammarby has put some good chances together in the second half but have yet to beat second-half goalkeeper Danny Cepero.
44th minute- Apparently Kovalenko’s infraction was red card-worthy, but it’s pre-season so only a yellow.
38th minute- Yellow cards for Dema Kovalenko and Hammarby’s Dodamo. Nothing like pre-season handbags.
28th minute- Red Bulls rookie Eric Brunner makes it 3-0 after heading home a failed clearance of a Red Bulls corner kick.
14th minute- Juan Pablo Angel made the score 2-0 in the 14th minute when he converted a penalty kick drawn by Echeverry, who was taken down by a late challenge in the box. Red Bulls 2, Hammarby 0.
8th minute- The Red Bulls opened the scoring when Claudio Reyna found newcomer Oscar Echeverry with a pass. The Colombian striker finished the chance for his first goal with the club since signing. Red Bulls 1, Hammarby 0.