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Recap: Red Bulls Lose Again Late to Columbus 2-1

photo by Matt Kremkau

New York Red Bulls traveled to Columbus to end their ten-match winless streak, but it would be the Crew that rallied past a goal in the first half to win their first in ten tries, 2-1.

Patryk Klimala had a chance to get on the scoreboard just ten minutes into the match, as he launched a volley toward the net after taking a pass from Omir Fernandez, but it was smartly denied by Columbus goalkeeper Eloy Room. 

Red Bulls had trouble scoring goals as of late frustrating coaches, supporters, and themselves alike, but in the 25th minute, they managed to get on the scoreboard as Partyk Klimala scored his fifth goal of the season from close range after a throw-in from Tom Edwards, and Dru Yearwood keeping the ball in play in the penalty area.

The Crew had trouble scoring goals themselves and had multiple chances in the first half to equalize, but Luis Diaz had a wide-open look but his chance sailed high and over the bar in the 8th minute, and Harrison Afful's long-distance shot was redirected by Gyassi Zardes, but it whistles just wide to his left drawing agonizing groans from the home supporters at Stadium.

With things getting tight and testy toward the end of the half, both teams exhibited a frantic ending with bodies slamming into each other, but the visitors kept their composure as the half came to a close.

Alexandru Matan started the attack by charging his way deep into the Red Bulls' defense, then got a shot off that was saved by goalkeeper Carlos Coronel, but Darlington Nagbe headed the ball that glanced off the top of the bar and into the net, and just like that, the match was tied.

The Crew sensing a well-needed victory pushed the attack as Lucas Zelarayán's blast was initially saved by Coronel once again, but Miguel Berry then picked up the rebound, dodged his way around a helpless Andrew Gutman, and slotted home the game-winner in the 88th minute.

Despite the disappointing loss, Struber's team has little time to dwell on it as they prepare to travel south to Florida in search of three points against yet another team that has trouble defending as of late on Friday.

Starting XI:

Columbus Crew SC: Eloy Room, Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Vito Wormgoor (Josh Williams, 60’), Pedro Santos (Saad Abdul-Salaam, 6’), Marlon Hairston (Liam Fraser, 60’), Darlington Nagbe, Luis Diaz (Miguel Berry, 70’), Lucas Zelarayan, Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Alexandru Matan, 60), Gyasi Zardes (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 87’)

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel, John Tolkin, Andrew Gutman, Sean Nealis, Tom Edwards (Andrés Reyes, 59’), Kyle Duncan, Sean Davis, Cristian Cásseres, Jr (Youba Diarra, 73’), Dru Yearwood (Caden Clark,39’), Omir Fernandez (Fábio, HT), Patryk Klimala (Tom Barlow, 67’)

Scoring Summary:
25' (New York Red Bulls) Patryk Klimala assisted by Dru Yearwood
74' (Columbus Crew SC) Darlington Nagbe, unassisted
88' (Columbus Crew SC) Miguel Berry

Disciplinary Summary:
33' (New York Red Bulls) Dru Yearwood - Yellow card


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