New York Red Bulls 2 – 2 D.C. United – MATCH REPORT

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Together, We Remember – that was the message from the South Ward at RBA. (Photo: New York Red Bulls)

New York Red Bulls went looking to win against rivals, DC United, having given up a 2 goal lead last time they met in the MLS. On the pitch before kick off, the US national anthem was sung in memory of the September 11th attacks and the US flag was held out over the pitch, and the South Ward held up a wonderful tifo remembering the attacks. We shall never forget.

DC kicked off at Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, New Jersey at 1pm local time (6pm GMT). New York started well and in the seventh minute, Collin headed down a pass to BWP, but Hamid was there first.

In the 20th minute, a bad header back by Perreline caused the Red Bull some trouble, as Mullins looked to get on to it, but Robles saved the day by clearing it away. A weak shot by Veron in the 23rd minute didn’t trouble the keeper.

In the 34th minute, it was goal time for Veron, scoring his second goal of the season, heading the ball into an empty net.

Half Time: New York Red Bulls 1 – 0 DC United

The Red Bulls kicked off this half in sunny New Jersey.

Former Red Bull, Lloyd Sam had an one on one with Luis Robles, that would have put DC level, but Robles saved it and Mullins’ rebound was blocked by a defender.

Royer had a shot blocked by a DC player, having been put through by League Top Assister, Sacha Kjhestan on the 51st minute.

Just two minutes later, Bradley Wright Phillips scored his second of the game and made the game 2-0 to the Red Bulls.

On the 88th minute, DC got a goal back through Steve Birnbaum

With just a minute of play left, D.C. equalised the game, a goal by Lamar Neagle and made the score 2 all. A huge disappointing collapse for the Red Bulls in the last 7 minutes. A point moves them up to 2nd in the conference though.

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