Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Red Bulls win second game in Argentina
February 27th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS]Among the more anticipated meetings of the 2008 MLS season were matches between New York and D.C. United that matched former River Plate players Juan Pablo Angel and Marcelo Gallardo. Their 2009 teams met on Thursday. Angel is starting his third season with the Red Bulls, but didn't play in this preseason match; Gallardo lined up for the River Plate reserves, who were beaten, 2-1 at Mapuche Country Club in Pilar, Argentina.

Dane Richards
and Andrew Boyens scored for New York, which actually netted all three goals, as River Plate's equalizer came when Ruben Sambueza's cross to the far post was knocked into his own net by Red Bulls' trialist Aklie Edwards.

There were seven yellow cards handed out, including a second yellow that resulted in the dismissal of New York midfielder Juan Pietravallo in the 87th minute when he tackled an opponent from behind.

New York jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third minute on a centering pass from Khano Smith that Richards re-directed into the net. Gallardo started the play that produced the equalizer in the 33rd minute with a pass to Sambueza, who put in the cross.

New York scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute to up its record on this trip to 2-0-0. Sinisa Ubiparipovic played a corner kick to the back post, where Boyens got his head to it and bounced it off a River defender. Boyens got to the loose ball and banged it high into the net.

Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorioused two completely different lineups in the first and second halves and sat out Angel as part of a plan to rest the Colombian striker as much as possible during preseason. Angel played the first half and scored the second Red Bulls' goal Tuesday as they beat Velez Sarsfield, 2-1, in Buenos Aires to kick off their schedule in Argentina. New York took an early lead in that game, too, getting on the board with an own goal in the third minute. Osorio changed the team completely at halftime against Velez as well.

"I wanted a good performance and good result," said Osorio following the Tuesday match. "But I think the performance in both halves were good. The effort was absolutely outstanding. It was very hot. Our players are not used to that. But in the end, we won, deservedly. I am pleased. Everybody looked quite good today."

The Red Bulls, 3-1-2 in the 2009 preseason, play Argentinos Juniors on Tuesday. They return from Argentina March 8.

Feb. 26 in Pilar, Argentina
River Plate 1, New York 2.
Own goal (Aklie Edwards) 33; Richards 3, Boyens 73.
River Plate - Vega, Musacchio, Pezzella, Quiroga (Diaz 46), Archubi, Gallardo, Domingo, Galmarini (Losanno 46), Fernandez, Sambueza, Rios.
New York (first half) -- Cepero, Edwards, Goldthwaite, Mendes, Hall, Smith, Celades, Rojas, Sassano,  Richards, Wolyniec.
New York(second half) - Conway, Traynor, Petke, Boyens, Leitch, Pietravallo, Ubiparipovic, Zimmerman, Borman, Mbuta, Oduro.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings    
Saturday's MLS action featured a pair of hat tricks by Bradley Wright-Phillips (3-0 win for the ...
Messi Update: Argentine star moving uncomfortably but no broken bones    
Lionel Messi injured his back and ribs in a Copa Centenario warmup game for Argentina against ...
Copa Centenario: Castillo replaces Chandler on U.S. roster    
The USA has called in Edgar Castillo to replace Timmy Chandler on its roster for the ...
MLS Countdown: Kaka recalled by Brazil for Centenario    
The announcement came a day too late to benefit the Philadelphia Union, but Orlando City midfielder ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final    
Omar Gonzalez, who was passed over for a spot on the U.S. Copa Centenario team, started ...
BeIN Sports adds special Copa Centenario coverage    
One vital aspect of soccer's increased television exposure is how events are treated by non-rights holders ...
USA-Bolivia: Will youth movement continue?    
Christian Pulisic has already impressed his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, enough that he's in contention to start ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for ...
TV Report: Fox network twinbill draws 1,613,000 viewers    
Last Saturday's FA Cup-MLS doubleheader on Fox reached a combined 1,613,000 viewers. Manchester United's 2-1 overtime ...
Concacaf turns to NBA for new CEO    
In another step to rehabilitate itself after five years of scandal, Concacaf hired Philippe Moggio out ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives