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Tchani debut goal spoiled in 3-1 loss to Columbus

Posted on 20 May 2010 by Nathaniel E. Baker

The New York Red Bulls outplayed the Columbus Crew at Red Bull Arena Thursday but at the end of the night had nothing to show for it. After dominating the first 35 minutes of possession, Frankie Hejduk combined with former MetroStar Eddie Gaven to give the Crew a 1-0 lead before Andy Iro doubled it off a corner four minutes later. The Red Bulls had most of the match in the second half as well and appeared to seize the momentum when Tony Tchani scored his first professional goal nine minutes from time. But a miscommunication between Tim Ream and Mike Petke led to a third Columbus goal in the 83rd minute and Red Bull never recovered.

“It’s a defeat that hurts, that’s for sure,” Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe said in the postgame press conference, which can be listened to in its entirety here.

“Credit to them tonight,” Petke said of the Crew. “I don’t think they deserved it, but you gotta do what you gotta do.”
Petke described the mix-up on the third goal as “bad miscommunication” between him and Tim Ream. “I’ll take the blame,” he added.

It was not a memorable 300th game in Major League Soccer for the Babylon, N.Y., native. “I feel like I played 300 games in the last week,” he said.

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Tony Tchani ©Scott Marsh/ASN

Match Facts

New York Red Bulls 1, Columbus Crew 3
May 20, 2010 – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ
Attendance: 11,940

Scoring Summary:
CLB: Eddie Gaven 2 (Frankie Hejduk 2) 35’
CLB: Andy Iro 2 (Eddie Gaven 2) 39’
NY: Tony Tchani 1 (Carlos Mendes 1) 81’
CLB: Emilio Renteria 1 (unassisted) 83’

Disciplinary Summary:
CLB: Adam Moffat (caution) 52’
CLB: Andy Iro (caution) 60’
NY: Seth Stammler (caution) 75’
NY: Tim Ream (caution) 85’


New York Red Bulls (5-4-0, 15 pts.) – Bouna Coundoul (GK), Danleigh Borman, Tim Ream, Mike Petke, Chris Albright (Carlos Mendes 71’), Jeremy Hall (John Wolyniec 68’), Roy Miller, Seth Stammler, Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Tony Tchani 65’), Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel

Substitutes Not Used: Greg Sutton, Conor Chinn, Luke Sassano, Irving Garcia

Columbus Crew (5-0-2, 17 pts.) – William Hesmer, Frankie Hejduk, Eric Brunner, Andy Iro, Danny O’Rourke, Brian Carroll, Adam Moffat (Jed Zayner 57’), Eddie Gaven, Emmanuel Ekpo (Emilio Renteria 68’), Steven Lenhart, Jason Garey (Duncan Oughton 89’)

Substitutes Not Used: Andy Gruenebaum, Gino Padula, Dilly Duka, Sergio Herrera


Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: C.J. Morgante, Peter Manikowki
4th Referee: Jorge Gonzalez

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