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Red Bulls blow two-goal lead, lose Olave with red card
by Paul Kennedy, November 3rd, 2013 7:18PM

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[MLS PLAYOFFS: Houston-New York] Supporters Shield winner New York came into BBVA Compass Stadium and took a two-goal lead after 32 minutes, but it couldn't hold on as Houston came back to earn a 2-2 tie on Omar Cummings' first goal for the Dynamo. The Red Bulls will return home Thursday for the second leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal series without stalwart defender Jamison Olave, who was red carded in the 65th minute.

The Red Bulls looked to be in control as Tim Cahill and Eric Alexander scored in the first half. A slick move by Thierry Henry freed the Frenchman to send in a left-footed cross that Cahill headed home in the 22nd minute, and Alexander broke in and calming slotted a left-footed shot past keeper Tally Hall.

But Ricardo Clark cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 51st minute when he latched on to an attempted Red Bulls' clearance for his first playoff goal since 2005.

The complexion of the game changed 14 minutes later when Olave went sliding high into Cummings and referee Ricardo Salazar did not hesitate to show the Colombian a red card.

In the second minute of stoppage time, Brad Davis whipped in a corner kick that Bobby Boswell headed on goal. Keeper Luis Robles made a diving stop but could not hold the ball and Cummings, standing on the doorstep, put it away for the tying goal.

The Dynamo thought it had a penalty kick a minute later when center back Ibrahim Sekagya cut down Cummings -- again in the middle of things -- at the top of the area, but Salazar let play on.

Besides Olave's red card, Salazar issued cautions to four Red Bull players -- including Henry.
 



Nov. 3 in Houston
Houston 2 New York 2. Clark 51, Cummings 92+; Cahill (Henry) 22, Alexander (Cahill, McCarty) 32.
Houston -- Hall, Sarkodie, Brunner (Weaver 85), Boswell, Ashe, Garcia, Creavalle (Driver 70), Clark, Davis, Barnes (Cummings 61), Bruin.
New York -- Robles, Holgersson, Olave, Sekagya, Carney, Alexander (Wright-Phillips 82), McCarty, Luyindula (Sam 73), Steele (Barklage 68), Cahill, Henry.
Yellow Cards: Houston -- Garcia 62; New York -- Steele 36, Henry 54, Carney 84, Barklage 84.
Red Card: New York -- Olave 65.
Referee: Ricardo Salazar.
Att.: 20,626.


2 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: November 4, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.
    RB made two bad plays and it cost them a victory. Olave must have gone brain dead to tackle Cummings with such malice.

  1. Miguel Dedo
    commented on: November 4, 2013 at 2:22 p.m.
    So far, the MVP of the playoffs have been the referees. The play-in games started out pretty nasty, but the referees adjusted and through the games so far have kept the soccer players safe from the thugs. I thank the referees for the soccer we have enjoyed to now. One more thing, is Kyle Martino really Tim McCarver's son?


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