The New York Red Bulls defense of their Western Conference title got off to a rough start on Wednesday as a fluky goal and poor finishing led to a rather embarrassing 1-0 loss to the Under-17 national team.
Yes, the Western Conference title comment was meant to be funny and yes, this is the same Under-17 team that Kansas City thrashed 7-0 last weekend.
The Red Bulls started a team filled with free agents and rookies that gave up the first-half goal (a cross-come-shot from the right flank but an unidentified U-17). A more veteran side played the second half but still couldn't produce a goal.
For more details on this first scrimmage of the pre-season, check out the Red Bulls team blog, which provided a running commentary on the match.
Are you a Red Bulls fan already in panic mode, or will you take this result with a grain of salt for being a scrimmage?
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