Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Red Bulls' 'cancer' blamed for SKC loss
by Paul Kennedy, September 20th, 2012 12:53AM

TAGS:  kansas city wizards, mls, new york red bulls


[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Before the game, Thierry Henry warned about the New York Red Bulls' problems giving up early goals. Afterward, Rafael Marquez called the Bulls' propensity to fall behind early a "cancer" as they gave up two goals in the first 19 minutes and blew a chance to take over the lead in MLS's Eastern Conference with a 2-0 loss at home to first-place Sporting Kansas City. Just as disappointing as the result was the announced crowd of just 10,286 fans for the big Eastern Conference match.

U.S. international Graham Zusi had a role in both goals. On the first, his free kick hit the crossbar and bounced back to Matt Besler, who fed C.J. Sapong for his seventh goal of the season.

Zusi took the league in assists with his 14th of the season when his corner kick found Kei Kamara on the six-yard line for a snap header.

Marquez blamed the goals on a lack of focus.

“We’re not paying attention to our defensive assignments and we need to keep working,” he said. “This has been our cancer since the first game of the season, but the one that needs to address that is the head coach.”

1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: September 20, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.
    Pathetic display by NYRB.

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



Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Barcelona delivers a Messi & Neymar montage    
Barcelona put together a one-minute video featuring the feats of its two FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 ...
MLS: RSL's Schuler, Gil and Silva are out of contract    
Real Salt Lake re-signed defender Jamison Olave and exercised the 2016 contract options on seven players, ...
MLS: Chicago's Larentowicz eligible for free agency    
Veteran Jeff Larentowicz, who started 29 games in 2015, was among nine players the Chicago Fire ...
What They're Saying: Kei Kamara    
"There was part of me saying, there's no way they can get two goals in the ...
U.S. Abroad: Bedoya sees red for Canaries    
Alejandro Bedoya's first Ligue 1 start for Nantes in more than two months ended ignominiously as ...
Red Bulls-Crew SC Takeaways: Columbus holds on, barely    
A 2-0 lead from the first leg proved to be just enough for Columbus to capture ...
FC Dallas-Portland Takeaways: Timbers are peaking    
On the verge of elimination in the shootout of the knockout round against Sporting Kansas City, ...
Video Pick: Klopp gets Scouse lesson from boy reporter     
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp sits down for an interview with 9-year-old Kop Kids reporter Isaac, who ...
MLS Best XI: A new order    
LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane, earning his fourth consecutive selection, was the only repeat selection on ...
What They're Saying: Livorno president Aldo Spinelli    
"I'm relaxed. At this time, the coach is not at risk." -- Livorno president Aldo Spinelli ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives