Red Bulls vs. New England: Match Night Commentary

Red Bulls vs. New England: Match Night Commentary

MLS- New York Red Bulls

Red Bulls vs. New England: Match Night Commentary

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Good Evening folks. The New York Red Bulls take on the New England Revolution tonight in a key Eastern Conference showdown. The Red Bulls need to rebound from their embarrassing opening-day loss to Seattle while New England is looking to build some momentum after its opening victory vs. San Jose.

We will be providing commentary throughout the match, but as always, please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the match:

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FINAL– That's all for tonight. Please feel free to share your thoughts on tonight's result in the comments section below.

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FINAL– For 89 minutes the Red Bulls played solid defense and kept the Revs at bay, then in the 90th minute they have a lapse and drop two points. Juan Carlos Osorio will have to answer for his decision to start Kevin Goldthwaite ahead of Mike Petke. The decision looked okay up until the 90th minute.

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FINAL– New York Red Bulls 1, New England 1. The Red Bulls had the better chances, and the better of the play, but as has been the case in this series for years, New England just finds a way to force New York into a mistake and takes a road point from the Red Bulls.

Kudos to the large contingent of Revolution fans who came out for this one. You didn't really hear them until that goal, but they were hear and they will go home happy.

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91st minute– For the second week in a row New England's offense is terrible but it finds a way to score and get a point or three.

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90th minute– Red Bulls had a scramble in the area and Sassano sends a low shot in but it goes wide. Wow, that was close. Red Bulls will leave the field heartbroken.

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90th minute- GOAL REVOLUTION!!! And it's Kenny Mansally with the equalizer. And it's Kevin Goldthwaite getting beaten. Revs 1, Red Bulls 1.

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89th– The Red Bulls are on the verge of their first win vs. New England since 2005.

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83rd minute– The Red Bulls defense has been very solid all night.

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82nd minute– Dube gets a yellow for a foul on Richards and the Red Bulls have a dangerous free kick on the right flank.

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78th minute– Dom Oduro comes in for Khano Smith. Oduro's first appearance this year. The nickname of the night comes courtesy of the New York Time's Jack Bell, who just called Oduro "Dominic Obscuro."

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74th minute– Angel comes oh so close.

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72nd minute- New England's offense looks completely lost tonight

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71st minute– The attendance for tonight's match: 12,462. Yes, pretty sad.

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67th minute– I know I say it every year, but Shalrie Joseph should be playing in Europe. He's so good it's scary.

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64th minute– Red Bulls are 7-3-2 all-time in home openers. 3-0-2 in their past five home openers.

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59th minute– Kandji with a great run down the middle, but his shot is weak. He probably should have dropped it off to Angel, but Kandji isn't known for his passing.

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57th minute– We need a drinking game. How about this, every time Jeremy Hall makes an overlapping run and Dane Richards doesn't find him with a pass, everybody drinks.

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55th minute– Sainey Nyassi has been replaced by Amaechi Igwe. Tierney has moved into the midfield.

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53rd minute– Khano Smith with a horrendous cross. Someone should tell him the Mezzanine does not play for the Red Bulls.

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51st minute– Angel getting involved early. If the Red Bulls can provide the service, he should be able to put one home.

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49th minute– KNIGHTON SAVES an Angel shot. Great cross from Hall.

Danleigh Borman and Wells Thompson get yellow cards for a clash. Would that be a Flyweight fight?

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HALFTIME– What should we expect in the second half? The Red Bulls need to find a way to feed Angel, which is tough when Joseph and Larentowicz are dominating the middle of the field. Richards needs to put his passing shoes on because New England is clearly keeping numbers around him and the more he forces things the more the attack will stagnate.

As for New England, when Joseph has to get forward to create for the offense, there is a problem. The Revs miss Ralston and Twellman badly.

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HALFTIME– Red Bulls 1, New England 0. It was an own goal, but Kandji and Smith definitely did their share to create the lone goal. It hasn't been the most exciting game, with both teams playing solid defense. Angel has been quiet as he waits for service.

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45th minute– Honduras is leading T&T 1-0 (Carlos Pavon of all people), Mexico is leading Costa Rica, 2-0.

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43rd minute– Will we hear from Juan Pablo Angel today?

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42nd minute– Dane Richards has been relatively quiet lately after starting off very well.

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40th minute– As Red Bulls fans know all too well, no one-goal lead vs. New England is safe.

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37th minute– Mac Kandji has shown the ability we heard about during his time in the USL days. He's strong, fast and dangerous tonight.

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34th minute- GOAL RED BULLS!!!!!!!!!!! It's a New England own goal and it's Khano Smith helping cause the own goal. Jay Heaps is the unlucky one to have it deflect off him. Great play by Mac Kandji.

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33rd minute– Yes, that was the jinx on Cepero. Shaky play for the youngsters.

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32nd minute– Cepero saves Joseph's header. Cepero looks steady today.

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31st minute– If you're following along on the commentary let me know in the comments section.

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30th minute– CEPERO SAVE!!! Stones Wells Thompson after a beautiful run and pass from Shalrie Joseph.

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28th minute– Matt Reis has soreness and swelling in his right knee, and will have a scan on Monday.

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27th minute– Yes, I know, the Red Bulls haven't exactly looked like Barcelona, but they have shown some flashes.

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26th minute– New England's offense is, shall we say, struggling to create chances early.

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21st minute– Sinisa Ubiparipovic with a sharp move on Larentowicz. He's looking much better than he did last season.

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20th minute– Khano Smith and Shalrie Joseph clash a bit. Good to see old friends go at it.

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20th minute– Brad Knighton has looked good so far. So has Mac Kandji.

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15th minute– The Petke benching is an interesting one. There has to be a story there because he was solid last year (yes, except for the Montero steal and score).

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13th minute– Good evening folks, we are underway here. Mac Kandji just had a great chance, but otherwise, things have been basically slow here. Matt Reis is out, and Mike Petke was benched. No injury, it was a coach's decision.

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