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Recap: Late Comeback Not Enough as New York Lose 3-2

photo by Matt Kremkau

Revolution midfielder Carles Gil put on a show for the home fans as he assisted with all three goals. The New York Red Bulls fought back in the second half but would fall short to the conference-leading New England Revolution 3-2, winning their fifth straight match.
Head coach Gerhard Struber and his team felt confident going into this match, looking for a different result from the lopsided 3-1 loss they suffered one month ago. Complicating matters for New York was the injury bug claiming yet another player as midfielder Caden Clark was sidelined with appendicitis and needed surgery. 

The match started pretty even right from kick-off, just like last time. The Red Bulls nearly got on the board first when in the 12th minute, Dru Yearwood's taking a pass from Sean Davis, shot from the left side of the box but drifted high and off the post. 

But, in the 26th minute, the magic of Carles Gil in midfield would get things started for the Revolution. Delivering a world-class pass that escaped the New York defenders, he found Tajon Buchanan and scored his second goal of the season, putting the home side up early, 1-0.

Gil would be involved in the Revolution's second goal, taking a loose ball from a collision between DeJuan Jones and Kyle Duncan, sliced a killer pass over to Jones for his first goal of the season in the 32nd minute. 

The Revolution would then tack on another goal when Gustavo Bou took a quick pass from Carles Gil. Then out-raced both Frankie Amaya and Kyle Duncan and deftly poking the ball over a helpless Carlos Coronel in the 51st minute.

Patrik Klimala would finally answer for the Red Bulls just two minutes later, taking a brilliant chest pass from Fábio and scoring his first goal as a New York Red Bull in league play.

The Red Bulls would score again. Andrés Reyes poked home the second goal for the visitors after Fabio and Kliala kept the ball above in the box in the 75th minute.

The Red Bulls would threaten down the stretch, making for a dramatic and frantic finish during stoppage time, but the comeback would fall short as referee Rober Sibiga blew the final whistle, bringing a tense match to an end.


Starting XI:

New England Revolution: Matt Turner, DeJuan Jones (32'), Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell, Brandon Bye, Matt Polster (Lucas Maciel, '45), Tommy McNamara, Tajon Buchanan (26')(Scott Caldwell '87'), Carles Gil, Teal Bunbury (Arnór Traustason 70'), Gustavo Bou (51')(Adam Buska, 81')

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel, Kyle Duncan, Andrés Reyes (75'), Sean Nealis, John Tolkin, Sean Davis, Tom Edwards, Frankie Amaya (Wikelman Carmona 52'), Dru Yearwood, Fábio, Patrik Klimala (53')


Scoring Summary:
26' - Tajon Buchanan, assisted by Carles Gil
32' - DeJuan Jones, assisted by Carles Gil
51' - Gustavo Bou, assisted by Carles Gil
53' - Patrik Klimala, assisted by Fábio and John Tolkin
75' - Andrés Reyes, unassisted


Disciplinary Summary:
29' - (New York Red Bulls) Kyle Duncan - Yellow Card
35' - (New England Revolution) Matt Polster - Yellow Card

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