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New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution fight to a draw

(photo by Matt Kremkau)

Gillette Stadium is a place where victories for the traveling New York Red Bulls are rare, and in most cases, none to be found. They have only won three matches since the Revolution started playing in that facility, a venerable fortress for them, and a house of horrors for visitors. Chris Armas and his crew were looking to get any points on the road before heading home against DC United on Wednesday night.

Both teams would exhibit some sloppiness in their build-up play early on, making such offensive chances far and few in between. But then the Red Bulls would start making inroads in their attack, finding spaces and looking more like the dangerous side late in the first half.

They would be rewarded for their efforts in the 35th minute as Omir Fernandez takes the ball at the top of the box, splits two Revolution defenders and passed it Ben Mines, who quickly touch-passed the ball back to Omir who powers his shot in the back of the net to give New York the lead.

However, the lead and the momentum would not last. Off a goal kick, Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner spots midfielder Christian Penilla, who found Teal Bunbury open, and he raced down the pitch, found Gustavo Bou running with him, and gently tapped home the equalizer in 41st minute. 

The second half would feature some dangerous counter-attacking soccer by both teams early on, but opportunities would be lost due to missed passes in the midfield and some confusion in the defense. New England would press for the winning goal down the stretch, but the New York defense would bend, but not break as goalkeeper Ryan Meara would make two key saves to run out the clock and preserve the draw.

by Garry Redman


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