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The New York Red Bulls were always going to have a tough task in beating an improving and confident San Jose Earthquakes side on the road, but when fullback Luke Sassano delivered a clumsy studs-up tackle on Bobby Convey to earn an early red card, that task went from tough to impossible.
The Earthquakes made full use of the advantage, scoring just before halftime, and then throttling New York in the second half on their way toa 4-0 drubbing of the Eastern Conference leaders on Saturday night at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Here are the highlights:
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