MLS Game Summary - New York at D.C. United|
(Saturday, May 1, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: New York 2, D.C. United 0
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Juan Pablo Angel had a goal and an assist,
and Red Bull New York matched its win total from last year just six games into
the new season with a 2-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
New York had the worst record in MLS last season but won for the fifth time in
six matches this season. Salou Ibrahim also scored for the Red Bulls (5-1-0),
who were just 5-19-6 last year.
United (0-5-0) remained winless this season and failed to score for the fourth
time in five matches. D.C. scored its only goals this season in a 3-2 loss to
the expansion Philadelphia Union.
United had two great chances to open the scoring in the 16th, the first from
Clyde Simms on a header from eight yards that was saved by New York goalkeeper
Bouna Coundoul. Adam Cristman then fired the rebound wide of the right post.
Angel tested Troy Perkins in the 32nd, but the United goalie held the 18-yard
drive on New York's only good scoring chance of the first half.
Simms opened the second half with another chance, but after lining up a shot
off a poor clearance, was denied at the top-left corner by a diving Coundoul.
New York then took control of the match in the 51st when Ibrahim scored his
second of the season. Dane Richards took a pass from Angel on the right, then
slipped a pass into the middle to Ibrahim.
Ibrahim failed to convert on his first shot but scrambled to poke a loose ball
into the net from just a few feet out to score the opener.
Nine minutes later, Angel sealed New York's fifth win with a header inside the
left post. Joel Lindpere set up the goal off a free kick from the right side,
and Angel directed his header past Perkins for his fourth goal of the season.
Former MLS MVP Luciano Emilio, who re-signed with D.C. on Wednesday, made his
season debut off the bench, but failed to provide the spark United needed.
Ibrahim nearly put New York up three goals later in the half, but Simms made a
nice defensive play to deflect Ibrahim's header with his head.
Angel fired high twice in the closing stages on two more good chances for New
York, but Coundoul sealed his third shutout with saves on Christian Castillo
and Jaime Moreno. Coundoul finished with five saves.
D.C. will try to end its early-season skid Wednesday when it hosts the Kansas
City Wizards, coach Curt Onalfo's former team. United then visits FC Dallas on
Saturday, when New York returns to action at the San Jose Earthquakes.
05/01 18:30:17 ET