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RECAP - Late Olimpico by FC Cincinnati trips up Red Bulls, 1-0

(photo by Matt Kremkau)

Fresh off a much-needed win against D.C. United at Audi Field, the New York Red Bulls face a desperate FC Cincinnati team that hasn't won a single match since defeating them 2-1 during the "MLS is Back" Tournament in Orlando back in July.

The first half was a wise-open, physical affair with both teams on the attack right after kickoff, but FC Cincinnati had more opportunities on the attack. Brandon Vasquez had a chance to put them ahead in the 34th minute, but the goal would be called off due to him being caught offside on the play.

While FC Cincinnati's goalkeeper was rarely tested, Jensen on the other hand, was busy keeping them off the scoreboard in the 20th minute, with Jurgen Locadia taking a great pass from Haris Medunjanin, raced down the pitch only to be denied by Jensen stretching out to block the shot. 

In the second half, it would be more of the same, while the Red Bulls would have issues in the final their with their chances, FC Cincinnati would be the more threatening side. In one exchange, in the 71st minute, it would David Jensen to the rescue blocking Brandon Vazquez's chance with his left foot.

However, in the 85th minute off a corner kick, Haris Medunjanin floated the ball toward the net that somehow bounced off the post and into the back of the net for the first goal of the season and the first goal of the match.

Red Bulls tried in desperation to equalize in the final moments of the match, But by the time the whistle was blown the Red Bulls suffered a third straight shutout defeat at home.


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