WEST POINT, NY- The New York Red Bulls earned a 3-1 win over the United States Military Academy in an exhibition match held at Clinton Field on the West Point campus this afternoon.
Juan Agudelo got the Red Bulls on the board in the 21st minute. Irving Garcia sent in a cross and Agudelo used a half-volley to redirect the ball past Army goalkeeper Michal Fiuk.
Late in the first half, the Black Knights were able to find the equalizer. With Greg Sutton caught off his line to challenge for a loose ball, Josh Koeppe found a clear look at the goal from 35 yards and lofted the ball over a retreating Sutton to knot the score at 1-1.
Agudelo put New York in front for good in the 53rd minute, sliding home a Damani Ralph cross right in front of the goal mouth. Conor Chinn put the game away with an unassisted tally in the 88th minute.
The Red Bulls controlled play throughout, posting a 21-4 advantage in shots and holding a 14-1 edge in corner kicks.
The Red Bulls hit the road for two straight games, first facing Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field at 10:30 PM on Saturday, April 3 (TV: FSC, FSE). Full Season Ticket Plans for the New York Red Bulls' first season at Red Bull Arena are on sale now. Midfield seats in the 100-Level and sideline sections 107, 112, 124 and 128 are all sold out, but good seats are still available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.
NY: Juan Agudelo (Irving Garcia) 21
UMSA: Josh Koeppe (unassisted) 45
NY: Agudelo (Damani Ralph) 53
NY: Conor Chinn (unassisted) 88
NY: Andrew Boyens (caution) 44
New York Red Bulls- Greg Sutton, Luke Sassano, Carlos Mendes, Andrew Boyens, Seth Stammler (Conor Chinn 46), Austin da Luz, Tony Tchani, Irving Garcia, Damani Ralph*, Juan Agudelo, John Wolyniec.
Army (starters)- Michal Fiuk, Jeffrey Pickett, Michael Chere, Mitch Johnson, Josh Koeppe, Michael Leach, Carson McReynolds, Michael Kim, Kenneth Leslie, Tanner Robertson, Cameron Jarvis.
* - Denotes Non-Roster Player