A Jorge Rojas free kick helped the New York Red Bulls salvage a 1-1 tie vs. Argentinos Juniors in MLS pre-season action in Argentina on Tuesday morning.
After playing a lineup of mostly reserves in the first half, the Red Bulls fielded closer to a first-team squad in the second half and found a goal in the 77th minute when Rojas drilled a 30-yard free kick around the Argentinos Juniors wall to make the score 1-0.
The lead lasted just two minutes as Gonzalo Aban chipped the equalizer past Danny Cepero for the equalizer in the 79th minute.
The exhibition match saw the Red Bulls welcome two new trialists in 20-year-old left back prospect Nicolas Villafane and 19-year-old right back prospect Gabriel Quirulef, both of the Boca Juniors system.
One trialist who did not play on Tuesday is Spanish defender/midfielder Albert Celades. No word yet on his status with the club.
What do you think of this result? Excited to see Rojas enjoying such a strong pre-season? Concerned that the club still doesn't have fullbacks with the regular season less than three weeks away?
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