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Rookie striker Conor Chinn took his first step toward being known more for his professional soccer career than his brief childhood acting career by delivering two goals to help the New York Red Bulls score a 2-1 victory against Philadelphia in U.S. Open Cup play-in action at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.
Chinn scored goals a pair of first-half goals to help the Red Bulls advance to the next round of the U.S. Open Cup. They will next face New England on May 12 at Red Bull Arena, with the winner of that match taking on the Colorado Rapids for a place in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16.
The Red Bulls used the match to give playing time to several reserves, including rookie Tony Tchani, who impressed in central midfield. Veteran defender Chris Albright also looked good in 45 minutes of action, his first action in a year.
The Philadelphia Union may have lost more than just the match. Striker Sebastien LeToux suffered a knee injury in the second half. Head coach Peter Nowak said the injury was an MCL injury, but LeToux would need to undergo more scans on Wednesday.
What did you think of the match? Impressed with the Red Bulls' youngsters? Surprised to see a Philly team that featured eight starters in the second half couldn't pull out the win?
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