Despite two big saves from goalkeeper Bill Gaudette [Watch: First Save | Second Save] and a goal from captain Thierry Henry [ Watch: Henry's Goal], the Red Bulls were unable to escape Montreal with three points Saturday night, falling to the Impact 3-1.
Henry's goal came in the 57th minute when midfielder Joel Lindpere placed a solid cross into the box that found the Frenchman primed to chip it into the mesh. The goal halved Montreal's lead to 2-1, following early second-half goals from Marco Di Vaio and Davy Arnaud.
New York would fail to find the back of net again over the final 33 minutes, instead sacrificing a third to Montreal in the 74th minute as Sanna Nyassi scored to extend Montreal's lead to 3-1 in what ultimately stood as the final.
Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty received a yellow card in the 83rd minute and will miss the next regular season match against Houston due to yellow card accumulation.
The Red Bulls return to action Tuesday when they host Tottenham at 7 PM for a friendly at Red Bull Arena.
The Barclays New York Cup Powered by Under Armour pits the New York Red Bulls against the English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur in a July 31st match at Red Bull Arena. The 7 PM kickoff will feature the likes of international superstars such as New York's Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez, along with Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart.
To purchase tickets, visit Red Bulls Ticket Central or call 877.RB.SOCCER.
New York's next regular season match follows shortly after, as the Red Bulls head to Houston Friday, Aug. 3, for an 8 PM kickoff against the Dynamo. Watch all the action live on NBC Sports.
Montreal's Justin Mapp charged in on goal in the 21st minute of Saturday's match in an attempt to crack a scoreless tie. New York goalkeeper Bill Gaudette wasn't about ready to let that happen:
Dane Richards, Kenny Cooper and Connor Lade recap Saturday's 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact:
New York's scoring was led by Kenny Cooper, who picked up his 10th of the season on a penalty kick in the 37th minute, and Dane Richards, who roofed his first of the season over a diving Donovan Ricketts in the 68th minute. Rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara earned his eighth win of the season thanks to a five-save performance, conceding Montreal's lone goal on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute.
The Red Bulls return to action Wednesday night when they host Chivas USA at Red Bull Arena. Get your tickets now as the Red Bulls look to stay perfect at home and improve their win streak to six straight. Visit Red Bulls Ticket Central or call 877.RB.SOCCER.
Watch full highlights from Saturday's win: