Sign of better times to come? In their first game under new coach head coach Hans Backe
, the New York Red Bulls needed
only six minutes to get their first goal and held UEFA Champions League contender CSKA Moscow to a 1-1 tie Tuesday at the Campoamour Resort in Alicante, Spain.
took advantage of a misplayed ball by the CSKA backline and scored.
"It was a good game for us," said Backe. "They
are a real high-profile team. I am very happy with our performance and our defending. Overall, it was a good match. We've only practiced for 8-10 sessions. Our defense was excellent. You have
to be good defending to survive."
Among the players in action: goalkeeper Bill Gaudette
, who starred the last two years for the Puerto Rico
Islanders, Swedish defender Fredrick Jonsson
most recently was with Vasalunds IF and Argentine defender Walter Garcia
who was released at the end of last season. Jan. 25 in Alicante New York Red Bulls 1 CSKA Moscow 1. Goals:
RBNY: Dane Richards 6th minute
CSKA: Tomas Necid 49th Lineup:
New York --
Cepero (Gaudette, 46), Borman, Ream, Petke (Boyens 46), Jonsson (Johnson 46), da Luz (Hall, 46), Oebster (W.Garcia 46), Ubiparipovic, Richards (I.Garcia
46), Chinn, Angel (Richards 67).