MLS Pre-season: Red Bulls down River Plate reserves, 2-1

MLS Pre-season: Red Bulls down River Plate reserves, 2-1

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MLS Pre-season: Red Bulls down River Plate reserves, 2-1

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A first-half goal from Dane Richards off a Khano Smith cross, and a second-half strike by Andrew Boyens helped the New York Red Bulls down the River Plate reserves, 2-1, in a pre-season friendly in Argentina on Thursday morning.

Playing without Juan Pablo Angel, who was rested as a precaution after suffering a slight leg injury in the team's 2-1 win vs. Velez Sarsfield, the Red Bulls jumped out to an early lead in the third minute when Smith sent in a cross to Richards, who finished from close range.

Led by former D.C. United midfielder Marcelo Gallardo, River Plate equalized in the 33rd minute when Red Bulls trialist Aklie Edwards sent an attempted clearance into his own net.

Boyens scored the winner in the 73rd minute when he collected a long Sinisa Ubiparipovic corner kick in the penalty area and blasted a left-footed shot into the low corner to make the score 2-1.

For more details on the match, go to the Red Bulls team blog. Here are some video highlights of the match, courtesy of Dave Martinez at The Offside:

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