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Red Bulls remain unbeaten on the road, shut down D.C. United, 3-0

photo from Matt Kremkau

One from Luquinhas and one by Zach Ryan help the Red Bulls move on to the Round of 16 by defeating their bitter and hated rivals, D.C United, 3-0.

The New York Red Bulls and D.C. United have met in this competition four times. While The Red Bulls have made the finals twice in their history, D.C United have on the competition three times.

But eleven minutes into the match, defender and captain Aaron Long was substituted for Lucan Monzon due to an apparent injury, and not taking any chances, coach Gerhard Sturber made the call to remove his star player as an precaution.

The Red Bulls controlled things right from kickoff, the first goal of the match didn't happen until just three minutes into stoppage time when midfielder Luquinhas took a pass from Dru Yearwood, and while losing his footing and sliding on one knee, he got off a shot past United goalkeeper Rafael Romo for the lead as the half came to a close shortly thereafter.

The visitors were able to double their lead three minutes into the second half. Luquinhas was able to dance between two United defenders and then darted down the right flank. He then crossed the ball over to the center of the box, where defender John Tolkin was wide open and floated the ball over the United goalkeeper into the back of the net. 

The killshot came in the 68th minute, when Zach Ryan scored his first professional goal from close range by taking a pass from the center of the box off a set-piece situation, putting the Red Bulls up by three, and the match totally out of reach.

By the time the final whilst had blown, the Red Bulls enjoyed one of the few matches where they had controlled the match from start to finish. Unbeaten now in seen straight straight matches, the team's confidence have never been higher. However, the victory could be costly one for coach Struber and his team as he loses two of his defenders to injury as they now set their sights on Philadelphia for a chance to be on top of the Eastern Conference table in four days time. 




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