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It was a gritty, hard-earned, blue-collar win for the Red Bulls Saturday evening as they defeated the New England Revolution 1-0 at Red Bull Arena (Recap | Watch: Henry's Goal). The win keeps New York perfect at home, as they improved to 3-0-1 at the "fortress" this season.
The lone goal scorer was Thierry Henry, who put the Red Bulls up 1-0 in the seventh minute after sending home a feed from rookie defender Connor Lade. The goal was Henry's league-leading ninth on the season and Lade's first-career MLS assist.
That wasn't the only first of the match though, as the Red Bulls defense hunkered down and helped secure Ryan Meara his first career shutout as well.
The Red Bulls are back in action Sat., May 5, when they travel out west to take on the LA Galaxy for an 8pm ET kick-off on ESPN.
The team returns home May 9 to host the Houston Dynamo in the first of three meetings this season. Get your tickets at Red Bulls Ticket Central or by calling 877.RB.SOCCER.
Here are a few photos from Saturday's win over the Revolution:
Thierry Henry wasted no time putting the Red Bulls on the board with this goal that came in the 7th minute of Saturday's match against the New England Revolution. Henry later suffered a hamstring strain in the 23rd minute and was forced to leave the pitch to seek further medical attention in the locker room:
USA Today has some great Thierry Henry content rolling through the sports section today. If you haven't seen in yet, this is must-read and must-watch material.
First off, writer Mike Foss sits down with Henry to ask a few questions about the Red Bulls' start to the season including how the team has been performing, what needs to be done to improve on the road ahead and his chemistry with Kenny Cooper. Henry answered a number of fan questions via Twitter in that Q&A, but you can also watch video of Henry answering fan questions here.
Henry sits to with USA today in this great interview from the Red Bulls' locker room:
Geographically speaking, it would probably make the most sense for Washington Wizards guard John Wall to support his local team, D.C. United, right?
If a recent photo is any indication, that's hardly the case. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post came across a pic of the 2010 NBA Draft's first round pick rocking a Red Bulls jersey during a party in Miami.
What can ya say? The guy has good taste.
It was a rough, soggy outing for the Red Bulls Sunday night as they fell to D.C. United by the final of 4-1. D.C.’s Chris Pontius registered his first professional hat trick, while rookie Nick Deleon rounded out the scoring for his side on a rain-soaked pitch at RFK Stadium (Recap | Highlights). New York’s Thierry Henry scored the lone Red Bulls goal on a free kick in the 72nd minute, placing him in a first-place tie with San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski in the MLS Golden Boot Race (Watch: Henry's Goal).
The road loss halts New York’s four-game unbeaten steak and slips them into third place in the Eastern Conference standings. By virtue of Sunday’s outcome, D.C. United leapfrogged New York to claim second place in the conference.
The Red Bulls return home to Red Bull Arena Sat., Apr. 28, when they host the New England Revolution at 3:30pm ET. The first 5,000 fans 12 and under will receive free Kenny Cooper jersey-tees, so arrive early and take advantage of all the great activities in the Interactive Zone on Riverbend, located directly in front of the Arena. Get your tickets now at Red Bulls Ticket Central, or by calling 877.RB.SOCCER.
Here are a few photos from Sunday's match:
It was a rough outing for the Red Bulls at RFK Stadium Sunday night, as the team fell to DC United by the final of 4-1. Thierry Henry registered the lone New York goal off a free kick in the 72nd minute.
Here's a replay of Henry's tally, his eighth of the season:
Midfielder Dax McCarty picked up his first goal of the season Saturday in the Red Bulls' 2-2 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes. In addition to it being his first tally of the 2012 campaign, it's also his first in a Red Bulls jersey since coming on board with the club last season.
Fittingly, McCarty's skillful finish is a Goal of the Week nominee. You know what to do - spread the word, share on Facebook, share on Twitter and get those votes in. Let's help Dax take home Goal of the Week honors.
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MSG's Shep Messing recently sat down with Red Bulls forward Kenny Cooper to discuss a number of topics ranging from his trade to New York, his hopes of winning an MLS Cup and his day-to-day work ethic.
Watch the full interview here:
Forward Kenny Cooper tallied his seventh of the season, while midfielder Dax McCarty found the back of the goal for the first time this season and the first time since sporting a Red Bulls jersey.
The Red Bulls return to action Apr. 22 when they pay a visit to RFK Stadium to take on DC United. Kick-off is set for 6pm ET on ESPN2.
The next Red Bulls home match is Apr. 28 at 3:30pm. The first 5,000 fans 12 and under will receive a free Kenny Cooper tee-jersey. Get your tickets now at Red Bulls Ticket Central or call 877.RB.SOCCER.
Here are a few photos from Saturday's match:
The New York Red Bulls remain undefeated at home after playing the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw at Red Bull Arena Saturday night. (Full Recap)
Kenny Cooper kicked off the scoring in the fifth minute when he received a great ball from Thierry Henry to slip one past San Jose 'keeper Jon Busch for his seventh of the season. Defender Roy Miller, who left the match with inflammation in his left knee, was also award an assist on the play.
Midfielder Dax McCarty rounded out the scoring for New York when he sent home his first of the season in the 22nd minute on assists from Cooper and Dane Richards.
Rafael Baca and Chris Wondolowski each scored for the Earthquakes.
Henry, Cooper and Wondolowski entered the match ranked first, second and third overall in goals scored, respectively. With Cooper and Wondolowski each registering one in Saturday's match, there is now a three-way tie for first place in the Major League Soccer scoring department.
Here are full highlights from Saturday's 2-2 at Red Bull Arena: