MLS Game Summary - New York at D.C. United|
(Thursday, April 21, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: New York 4, D.C. United 0
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Thierry Henry scored two goals as Red Bull
New York rolled to a 4-0 win over D.C. United on Thursday night at RFK Stadium
in Major League Soccer.
Henry scored in the 12th and 38th minutes, notching his second and third goals
of the season and fourth and fifth in his MLS career. Henry set up New York's
third goal by Joel Lindpere, and Juan Agudelo capped the scoring.
New York (3-1-2) won for the first time on the road this season - it failed to
score in its first two away games - and moved into first place in the Eastern
D.C. United (2-3-1) was shutout for the first time this year, although Branko
Boskovic hit the frame twice in the second half, and lost at RFK for the first
time this season.
Henry scored the opener when he deposited a cross from Jan Gunnar Solli with a
header inside the left post from 10 yards. Henry added his second goal after a
pass from Solli as well, this time scoring through traffic from eight yards.
Lindpere latched onto a long pass down the left from Henry, drove into the box
and cut back to the middle to lose a defender to score his first of the season
in the 76th.
Agudelo, who came off the bench in the second half, capped the impressive win
with the goal of the match. Solli played in another ball from the right side,
and Agudelo lifted the ball to himself and fired a side volley into the net in
Coundoul made a few solid saves in the second half, including one on Boskovic,
and was saved by the post twice as he posted his second shutout of the season
and New York's fourth in just six games.
D.C. visits the Houston Dynamo on April 29, and New York hosts Sporting Kansas
City on April 30.
04/21 22:19:27 ET