TUES, 2:45PM ET
BVB2
ARS0
TUES, 2:45PM ET
LIV2
LUD1
TUES, 2:45PM ET
REAL5
BAS1
TUES, 2:45PM ET
OLY3
ATL2
TUES, 2:45PM ET
JUV2
MAL0
TUES, 2:45PM ET
BEN0
ZEN2

New York Red Bulls Rocked By 3-1 Defeat Against Real Salt Lake

new york red bulls New York Red Bulls Rocked By 3 1 Defeat Against Real Salt Lake

After the huge season-saving victory against FC Dallas recently, the next step for the New York Red Bulls was to defeat Real Salt Lake. But sadly the Red Bulls found a way to conjure up past failures.

It all began in the seventh minute when Chris Albright thought he forced Fabian Espindola to kick it over the end line for a goal kick, but the assistant pointed at the corner flag.

Andy Williams at the near corner sent the ball into the area and Alvaro Saborio headed it in past Frank Rost for the first goal of the match. While it looked like Teemu Tainio was outmatched, Rost looked at the ball as he thought it might be wide or over the bar.

The next goal came in the 11th minute as Tim Ream made another gaff in his own end. He was trying to give the ball back to Rost, but unfortunately it wasn’t hit hard enough and Fabian Espindola took advantage and converted the costly error.

He would get his second goal of the match ten minutes later as he was kept onside by Jan Gunnar Solli, while Rafa Marquez wasn’t paying attention. Off to the races and once again Espindola beat Rost to his right. A grand total of three goals within fifteen minutes for Real Salt Lake to dominate and the Red Bulls to implode.

“We came out flying in the first seven minutes, very sharp and very hungry,” said Hans Backe. “Unfortunately two terrible individual mistakes changed the game. The third goal was poor defending. That killed the game.”

“We woke up too late,” said Frank Rost. “One half is not enough. We need to play ninety minutes not forty-five. We didn’t play football the easy way. We took it the difficult way and Salt Lake was the better side in the first half.”

For the entire first half and then some in the second Rafa Marquez was booed severely by the Red Bull Arena crowd every time he touched the ball. For the last couple of months many have felt that Marquez hasn’t been playing up to his standards and feel the Designated Player contract he got isn’t worth it.

The only consolation prize the Red Bulls were able to get was Joel Lindpere’s side footed bicycle kick in the 69th minute that broke a five game scoreless drought against Real Salt Lake. But once again without Kyle Beckerman in the lineup due to yellow card suspension, the Red Bulls fell apart.

Sadly for Chris Albright he left the game with a right calf injury in the 15th minute that looks like it could sideline him before the end of the season. With a stroke of luck, Chivas-USA went down two at DC United, but came back for the draw.

This entry was posted in Leagues: Major League Soccer, New York Red Bulls. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to New York Red Bulls Rocked By 3-1 Defeat Against Real Salt Lake

  1. The original Tom says:

    My play-off prediction. Dallas, the highest wild card seed, get
    knocked out at home by NY Red Bulls, the lowest seed (NYRB just
    beat Dallas at their place last weekend). The Colorado Rapids beat
    Houston at home in the other wild card game. As the lowest seeded
    Wild Card team remaining, NYRB plays LA, the shield winner.
    Colorado once again gets the easy path in the east and defends its
    eastern conference crown. I’d love to say we beat NYRB (the west
    winner) in the final, but NYRB won’t get that far.

  2. Charles says:

    No one really thought that this team could beat Dallas and Salt
    Lake back to back did they ? Portland at NY this weekend is going
    to be a great game if you like too much scoring.

  3. Alex says:

    Ahhh sweet sweet music to my ears. Since I was watching ccl I
    didn’t bother to pay attention but this makes things much sweeter.
    Although once again we saw too games where teams slaughter each
    other for a tie but atleast RSL figured out some way to knock out
    nj. Still nj is only a point away and doesn’t Portland have a
    negative goal diff? Agh…….garbage garber has to fix this so
    called league. Bet you the best two teams in mls won’t see each
    other in the finals. But atleast I can go to the big vipers YouTube
    page and laugh at his fat ass cry all night about his red bulls
    built by makita its right there or whatever the hell he and his
    boyfriend always says

  4. RayRice says:

    Sadly for Chris Albright he left the game with a right calf injury
    in the 15th minute that looks like it could sideline him before the
    end of the season. With a stroke of luck, Chivas-USA went down two
    at DC United, but came back for the draw.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>