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RECAP: Chaos Reigns in Loaded Extra Time Draw

photo by Matt Kremkau


New York Red Bulls save a chaotic night at Red Bull Arena with a 107th minute goal from Tom Barlow to finish 1-1 against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night A game which had a near 20-minute delay due to a refereeing attempt to calm the volatile behavior of both teams, had little to remember until after the restart in which both teams opened up scoring.

The first half was much of the same for New York where they created a chaos but were unable to score. Designated Player Dante Vanzeir started the game but wasn't as effective alongside Corey Burke as expected. In fact, it was Jackson Yueill and the Earthquakes who created more opportunities. Errand passes from the Red Bulls led to counter attacking opportunities for the opposition and frustration from both the players and coaching staff.

Early into the second half, a foul from Judson started the controversy. A high tackle sparked the powder keg which was a debatable red card. From there an altercation ensued between players ending with Jeremy Ebobisse and Vanzeir exchanging words. A review of the altercation led to little despite an alleged insult that can only be assumed as racial. The referee decided to de-escalate the situation by keeping the teams apart for nearly 20 minutes.

Once the game resumed it was San Jose who scored first in the 80th minute when Christian Espinoza received a pass from substitute Carlos Gruezo. He converted past goalkeeper Carlos Coronel and setting the stage for yet another disappointing result. However, nearly 20 minutes of stoppage time gave New York a chance for a comeback. 

They finally found the back of the net in the 107th minute when Tom Barlow converted a rebound chance past the San Jose keeper. A show from Kyle Duncan was saved which opened the opportunity for Barlow, who did not waste the effort. The goal gave both teams a split of the points on a very hostile night.

New York still remains with one win in their first seven games. While there is much to download on Vanzeir's first start, it is clouded by the possibility of verbal abuse and a delay that left many yearning for transparency. 

STARTING XI:

New York Red Bulls: Coronel; Reyes, S. Nealis, D. Nealis (90' Carmona), Duncan, Amaya (86' Stroud), Casseres Jr., Harper, Fernandez, Burke (90' Barlow), Vanzeir (86' Manoel)

San Jose Earthquakes: Marcinkowski; Akapo, Mensah, Rodrigues, Marie, Espinoza, Yueill, Judson (58' Gruezo), Monteiro (90' Baldisimo), Cowell (90' Kikanovic), Ebobisse (90' Bouda)

SCORING SUMMARY:
80' (San Jose Earthquakes) Christian Espinoza assisted by Carlos Gruezo
107' (New York Red Bulls) Tom Barlow

DISCIPLINE:
11' (New York Red Bulls) Omir Fernandez - YELLOW CARD
24' (San Jose Earthquakes) Rodrigues - YELLOW CARD
54' (New York Red Bulls) Sean Nealis - YELLOW CARD
56' (San Jose Earthquakes) Judson Silva Tavares - YELLOW CARD
90' (San Jose Earthquakes) Paul Marie - YELLOW CARD

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