That was the sound of a win. After the midweek loss to Sporting Kansas City, the New York Red Bulls were not about to be held down and it showed by the 4-1 scoreline against the Revolution. The first eight minutes had three goals; Dax McCarty in the fourth minute, Brandon Barklage in the sixth minute (own goal) and Fabian Espindola in the eighth minute).
New England wasn’t sitting back though; sure they had that early own goal but they never really seemed to get back in it after the early goals. Players gave their best shot but never really got the chance to secure anything solid.
And that was enough for Thierry Henry (82nd minute) and Johnny Steele (89th minute) to get two goals late in the game by the Rev’s goalkeeper, Bobby Shuttleworth.
The Man of the Match this time around was Dax McCarty, once again proving that he gets work done and is not afraid of getting physical. Some cautions were given this game to NE’s Kalifa Cisse for collision with McCarty in the 35th minute, that had Dax slow to get up but still able to play on. NY’s Luis Robles was given a yellow for time wasting in the 78th minute. Thankfully, no reds were given in this game after Juninho picked up one late in the game against Sporting Kansas City’s Jimmy Nielsen midweek, who was up to his antics once again last night during the LA Galaxy match but the ref in that game pretty much told him to play on.
And before we leave you this week, the above photo is courtesy of the Red Bulls facebook page. RBNY donated merch sales from Saturday’s game to The One Fund Boston (OneFundBoston.org). The MLS Anthem, heard in Arenas throughout the league as players enter the pitch, was replaced by The Standells’ “Dirty Water,” a song that has a direct tie to Boston sports, specifically played after every Red Sox victory at Fenway Park.
During a training session before the game, headcoach, Mike Petke was quoted as saying, ”It’s very reminiscent of 9/11, in the sense that 9/11, the world was – everybody was a New Yorker. Now, after this happened, everybody’s from Boston. It’s true. And I expect that when they come here and the starting lineups are announced, they’re out on the field, that we’re going to give their players a nice round of applause.” It certainly did feel like we were all from Boston this week. Supporters and fans alike for all teams across the league showed their support for Boston teams by giving a moment of silence for the victims and those lost before the games.
New York will meet Toronto FC at BMO Field April 27 with the game being televised on MSG.