FINAL TIME – It’s gonna be a tough one at Gillette Stadium next Saturday. Thoughts?
90′ – Riley in for Wells Thompson who was pretty much non-existent out there
88′ – Adam Cristman in for Pat Noonan, first Revs sub; Mathis also came in for Claudio Reynawho had a decent day; three minutes of added time
82′ – Leitch is already beaten to the ball by Twellman who fires a close-range shot on Conway; Conway parries it away
78′ – Chris Leitch is coming on for Dave van den Bergh who looks like he picked up a knock, limping on the left leg
73′ – blatant push on Jozy Altidore earns Parkhurst a yellow but effectively stopped the flow of the counter attack
72′ – Seth Stammler tries to clear a dangerous cross and almost powers it past Jon Conway into his own net
68′ – Ubiparipovic in for Doe as Doe was woeful; maybe Sinisa can put on a technical clinic on how to cross a ball as that department is clearly suffering after the half
60′ – cross by van den Bergh started a scrum in the middle in which it looked like Angel was pushed and pulled every which way, but he still almost got a shot off – the game is definitely more back and forth now
58′ – Noonan was sprung on a breakaway but opted for a square pass instead of a shot on Conway; the ball was cleared awkwardly by Jeff Parke; less than a minute later Shalrie Joseph ripped a close shot from about 30 yards out – missed wide right
54′ – Angel and Noonan scuffle when Noonan elbows the Colombian right in the noggin going up for a headball; New England still not working well together but it doesn’t really matter as New York can’t score
50′ – Dane Richards has forgotten how to effectively cross again.
Davy Arnaud goal in 33′ for Kansas City. 1-0 KCW.
46′ – No changes. Not even Francis Doe out despite his suspect play. Clarence Goodson has put Dallas ahead in Frisco against the defending champs.
Halftime – the Red Bulls dominated offensively but without a goal so far and New England potent on the counter, a collective breath is held every time the ball does find New England’s front men – it should be an interesting second half, there are shades of early season New York here as Reyna is firing on all cylinders and van den Bergh is fitting in nicely at left back
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