New York Red Bulls 3, FC Dallas 2
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ– Forward Juan Pablo Angel broke the club record for regular season goals scored, leading the New York Red Bulls to a 3-2 win over FC Dallas at Giants Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Angel knocked in a rebound and his second goal of the game two minutes from full time, as New York broke a 13-game regular season winless streak and improved to 3-16-4 (13 pts.). Red Bulls midfielder Dane Richards also scored for New York, which played with 10 men for the last 30 minutes of the game after Kevin Goldthwaite was given a red card. Jeff Cunningham and Dave van den Bergh found the back for FC Dallas. The result helped give Red Bulls interim head coach Richie Williams a winning start at the helm after Juan Carlos Osorio resigned from his post on Friday.
Forward John Wolyniec nearly put the hosts in front three minutes in. Defender Danleigh Borman had possession on the left wing and his cross found the head of an open Wolyniec, who flashed his attempt wide.
Moments later, however, New York went in front. After New York won the ball in the midfield, Albert Celades volleyed it to a streaking Angel, who lobbed it over an on-rushing Dario Sala and into the net. It was Angel’s team-leading eighth goal of the season after the forward missed the last two games due to a concussion. Angel’s goal was his 41st all-time in the regular season, putting him level with Giovanni Savarese for first place in club history.
FC Dallas tied the game in the 19th minute. Drew Moor played a long ball towards Cunningham on the right wing that a diving Goldthwaite could only get a slight touch on. The ball fell to Cunningham and he delivered a cross to Dax McCarty, who headed it past goalkeeper Danny Cepero.
New York retook the advantage in eight minutes later. Like the first goal, Celades again started the play, this time finding Wolyniec rushing into the box. Wolyniec cut it back and passed it to Richards in the six-yard box and he knocked it home for his second goal of the season.
The Red Bulls looked to extend their lead in the 56th minute, as Angel flicked on a Jeremy Hall pass to Wolyniec, whose short-angle shot was blocked away by Sala before being cleared. Soon after, an Angel free kick from 28-yards out zipped just past the left post.
New York was forced to play a man down at the hour mark. Off a Red Bulls corner kick, Goldthwaite was given a red card by referee Jasen Anno after swinging an arm out at FC Dallas midfielder Andre Rocha. Goldthwaite will be suspended one match.
FC Dallas took advantage of the extra man with 18 minutes left in the game. McCarty played a give-and-go in New York’s defensive half and slid it to an open van den Bergh on the left corner of the penalty box and he one-timed it past Cepero to again tie the game.
With the match looking like the teams would play to a tie, Angel came to the rescue in the 88th minute, giving New York its first League win since May 8. Substitute Macoumba Kandji raced with the ball on the left wing and cut inside to the penalty box before blasting a shot that Sala could only parry. The ball fell to Angel, who knocked it into the net for his 43rd regular season goal, breaking Savarese’s record. Angel is also in a tie for first place in club history with Clint Mathis for goals scored in all competitions with 45.
Defender Mike Petke was suspended for Sunday’s match due to yellow card accumulation while midfielder Ernst Oebster was in Austria with his newborn child.
FC Dallas 2, New York Red Bulls 3
August 23, 2009 – Giants Stadium; East Rutherford, NJ
NY: Juan Pablo Angel 8 (Albert Celades 2) 4’
FCD: Dax McCarty 1 (Jeff Cunningham 4) 19’
NY: Dane Richards 2 (John Wolyniec 1, Albert Celades 3) 27’
FCD: Dave van den Bergh 2 (Dax McCarty 2) 72’
NY: Juan Pablo Angel 9 (unassisted) 88’
NY: John Wolyniec (caution) 51’
FCD: Pablo Ricchetti (caution) 56’
NY: Kevin Goldthwaite (red card, ejection) 60’
NY: Jeremy Hall (caution) 86’
NY: Seth Stammler (caution) 91’+
NY: Macoumba Kandji (caution) 92’+
FC Dallas (6-11-5, 23 pts.): Dario Sala, Drew Moor, Pablo Ricchetti, Kyle Davies (Eric Avila 71’), Jair Benitez, Dax McCarty, Brek Shea (Andre Rocha 38’), David Ferreira, Dave van den Bergh, Atiba Harris, Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes Not Used: Ray Burse, Daniel Torres, Bruno Guarda, Peri Marosevic, Blake Wagner
New York Red Bulls (3-16-4, 13 pts.): Danny Cepero, Danleigh Borman, Kevin Goldthwaite, Andrew Boyens, Jeremy Hall, Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Jorge Rojas 78’), Dane Richards, Albert Celades (Leo Krupnik 66’), Seth Stammler, John Wolyniec (Macoumba Kandji 78’), Juan Pablo Angel
Substitutes Not Used: Bouna Coundoul, Alfredo Pacheco, Nick Zimmerman, Carlos Johnson
Referee: Jasen Anno,
Referee’s Assistants: C.J. Morgante, Philippe Briere
4th Referee: Jorge Gonzalez