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Red Bulls tie Argentinos Juniors
by Ridge Mahoney, March 4th, 2009 7AM



[MLS] In the penultimate game of its Argentine tour New York Tuesday traded second-half goals with Argentinos Juniors in a 1-1 tie.

Jorge Rojas drilled home a free kick to give New York a 1-0 lead midway through the second half. Argentinos Juniors equalized with a quarter of an hour to play; the tie gives New York a 3-1-3 preseason record with one match remaining in South America.

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio fielded 23 players and made eight changes for the second half. Juan Pablo Angel, who has been rested for much of the preseason, started the match and played 62 minutes.

"I think it was a good exercise today," Angel said. "What we came here to achieve was very positive. It created a bond with the team. The group is coming along really well. Fitness-wise, we've all improved. We were tested today, more than we have been before. I think it was a really good match."

Rojas scored from about 30 yards in the 67th minute. But in the 75th minute, Argentinos Juniors leveled the match when Gonzalo Aban was set free with a pass that split the Red Bulls defense and sent him in alone on Red Bulls goalkeeper Danny Cepero. Aban took control of the ball and chipped it over Cepero and into the net.

Former RSL midfielder Matias Cordoba, who was waived in November, played for Argentinos Juniors.

"Today was an excellent opportunity to compete against a very good team," Osorio said. "It was a great opportunity for our players. We are very pleased. [It was] a very good first 60 minutes. After that we made some changes and we probably weakened the team. I think we did very well against a very good team and a very good coach."

New York concludes its tour Friday with a match against the Boca Juniors reserves. In addition to three games in Argentina (two wins, one tie), players and coaches have attended two Argentine league games: a match last Sunday at La Bombonera between Boca and Huracan, and a River Plate match a week earlier.

March 3 in Buenos Aires
Argentinos Juniors 1, Red Bulls 1
Rojas 67; Aban 75.
New York (1st Half) - Conway, Mendes, Petke, Goldthwaite, Villafane, Oduro, Pietravallo, Rojas, Ubiparipovic, Borman, Angel.
New York (2nd Half) -- Cepero, Traynor (Edwards, 67, Traynor, 82), Goldthwaite (Quirulef, 62), Boyens, Hall, Smith, Rojas (Villafane, 67'), Luke Sassano, Zimmerman, Richards, Angel (Wolyniec, 62).
Argentinos Juniors (1st Half) - Carrera, Balbuena, Pistone, Franco, Cardozo,Viotti, Alfonso, Recalde, Bevacqua, Perex, Martinez.
Argentinos Juniors (2nd Half) - Diedo, Prosperi, Canuto, Sola, Berardo, Ruis, Quiroga, Santibanez, Cordoba, Aban, Giianni.

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