When the supporters were entering Red Bull Arena there was some positive thoughts that the club was going to rebound from the pathetic performance last week against Chivas-USA. Well unfortunately that lingered and it was another pathetic start to the match as the club started flat and uninspired. You saw easy chances given to FC Dallas as Jeff Cunningham had his way with the defenders. He didn’t need much space to take some thundering shots, but thankfully he missed wide twice.

But when the tenth minute struck on the match clock, that’s when FC Dallas took their chance and converted the first goal of the match. Heath Pearce on the near side took a nice pass from David Ferreira and crossed it into the NY area and of course the smallest man on the field would head it in for the early one goal to nil lead. Dax McCarty once again scores a big goal as he was able to avoid the defenders who didn’t see him and took his advantage well.

After the first fifthteen minutes of the match ended RBNY was finally starting to show some life and tried to find the equalizer before half time. If some of you are wrestling fans and are into the WWF/WWE, then the Red Bulls are like Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. They need the first fifthteen minutes to get warmed up before they really start to get going. There seemed to be a chance to level it up by Juan Pablo Angel, but he was just half a foot offsides.

It looked like FC Dallas would be bunkering all match long after their only tally, but they kept on pressing for another and that would mean its Bouna Time and in a really big way. He made several diving saves and a couple of post shots to keep the club in it. Those lucky breaks would finally pay off in the Fifty-Sixth minute when Joel Lindpere would bring up the ball and a quick cross inside the box. Angel would take a quick strike and level the score at one a piece.

Angel would get two chances to get the match winner on the spot kick. Macoumba Kandji got fouled inside the Dallas area in the sixty-fifth minute and when Angel took the spot kick, Dario Sala dove to his right and made the save. You thought it could be a point a piece towards the end of regulation; Angel would get another chance for a penalty when Sinisa Ubiparipovic was fouled inside the area. When the clock struck ninety,Angel’s rip would be in the upper ninety and a two goal night for the Colombian.

But the real hero for RBNY was Coundoul. After that horrible flub of an own goal last week against Chivas-USA, you could see he was focused and ready to make up the last performance he had. It was a fantastic save before Angel scored his first of the night and it would be a continuation of diving saves, deflection saves & magical help from the plastic posts & crossbar to get three wins in their first four matches.

But when you ponder this victory for RBNY, this could’ve been a terrible result. If you do go back to last year this would be a match that they would’ve easily lost and gave up. Instead they continued to fight and got the result to rebuild their confidence and are waiting for the dangerous expansion side in the Philadelphia Union who will make a visit in a league tilt Saturday afternoon & a US Open Cup Qualifier next Tuesday night.