Red Bulls Reserves Fall to FC Dallas, 3-2

Ruben Bover and Andre Akpan score for Red Bulls in Reserve League loss

HANOVER, NJ (September 3, 2013) – The New York Red Bulls reserves fell to FC Dallas’ reserves, 3-2, Tuesday morning at the Red Bulls Training Facility.

The Red Bulls scored the first goal of the match in the 19th minute when Amando Moreno dribbled the ball down the right side before crossing the ball to Ruben Bover on the left. Bover took a touch before firing a shot off the right post and in.

FC Dallas would answer and get the equalizer in the 30th minute. Diego de la Tejera controlled a pass from Kenny Cooper before playing the ball to Peter Luccin. From about 16-yards out, Luccin’s low shot to the bottom left corner of the goal rolled past a diving Ryan Meara.

In the 38th minute, Dallas scored another goal to take a 2-1 lead. Jonathan Top took a hard shot from the right side of the goal, which Meara saved, but the rebound came out to Cooper and he blasted it into the empty net.

Two minutes later, the Red Bulls tied the match at two when Andre Akpan hit a shot off his right foot and goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck was there to make the initial save. The rebound came right back out to Akpan, who calmly guided the ball into the back of the net.

In the 63rd minute, Dallas would regain the lead off a goal from Top. A cross came in and was deflected in front of the goal. The ball came right to Top, who poked it in past Meara.

The Red Bulls were not able to tie the match in the final moments, but New York’s best chance may have been in the 82nd minute. Moreno came in down the right wing and made a nice move on his defender before taking a shot that sailed just over the crossbar.

New York Red Bulls 2, FC Dallas 3
September 3, 2013 – Red Bulls Training Facility – Hanover, NJ
MLS Reserve League

Scoring Summary:  
NY: Ruben Bover (Amando Moreno) 19’
DAL: Peter Luccin (Diego de la Tejera) 30’
DAL: Kenny Cooper (unassisted) 38’
NY: Andre Akpan (unassisted) 40’
DAL: Jonathan Top (unassisted) 63’

Disciplinary Summary: 

NY: Peguy Luyindula (caution) 29’
DAL: Willfred Williams (caution) 88’

New York Red Bulls – Ryan Meara (Santiago Castano 68’), Chris Lema*, Arun Basuljevic*, Matt Miazga, Kevin Politz*, Amando Moreno, Ruben Bover, Michael Bustamante, Marius Obekop (Steven Echevarria* 73’), Andre Akpan (Matt Eliason* 68’), Peguy Luyindula
Substitutes Not Used: Kosuke Kimura

FC Dallas – Kyle Zobeck, London Woodberry, Walker Zimmerman, Stephen Keel, Willfred Williams (Yannick Koffi 89’), Peter Luccin (Ethan Sonis 46’), Victor Ulloa, Diego de la Tejera (Coy Craft 70’), Danny Garcia, Jonathan Top, Kenny Cooper

Substitutes Not Used: Jesse Gonzalez
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Referee’s Assistants: Bartek Cieslak, Martin Flores
4th Referee: Ashraf Kamel

* - Guest player