The New York Red Bulls reserves fell to the Columbus reserves by the final of 2-1 Saturday evening. Defender Tyler Ruthven scored his second goal in as many games in the final minutes of the match for New York’s lone goal.
Scoring came late in this one, as neither team failed to light the scoreboard until the 70th minute when Columbus’ Aaron Schoenfeld headed home a Nemanja Vukovic free kick to give the Crew a 1-0 lead. They’d tally a second 17 minutes later when Justin Meram buried one in the 87th minute.
As time about expired, Ruthven sent home a cross from Jose Angulo to crack the Crew’s shutout attempt and secure the Red Bulls’ only goal of the match.
MLS Reserve League: Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls
Saturday, April 7, 2012 – Crew Stadium
CLB – Aaron Schoenfeld (Nemanja Vukovic) 70
CLB – Justin Meram (Nemanja Vukovic) 87
NY – Tyler Ruthven (Jose Angulo) 90
CLB – Tony Tchani (Caution) 40
NY – Jonathan Borrajo (Caution) 48
CLB – Kevan George (Caution) 52
NY – Connor Lade (Caution) 69
NY – Victor Palsson (Ejection) 77
– Matt Lampson, Aubrey Perry, Korey Veeder, Josh Williams, Nemanja Vukovic, Ethan Finlay (Rhodes Moore^, 46), Cole Grossman, Tony Tchani (Alex Crognale^, 81), Dilly Duka (Kevan George, 25), Justin Meram (Ben Swanson, 89’), Aaron Schoenfeld (Brett Elder^, 76).
Substitutes not used: Carter Richardson^.
^- Columbus Crew Academy Players
New York Red Bulls
– Jeremy Vuolo, Connor Lade, Tyler Ruthven, Michael Mazzullo*, Jonathan Borrajo, Joel Lindpere (Corey Hertzog, 37), Ryan Maduro (Giorgi Chirgadze*, 76), Victor Palsson, Brandon Barklage, Jose Angulo, Johnny Arteaga
Substitutes Not Used
: Mael Corboz*, Scott Thomsen*
*- New York Guest Players