Angel the hero as RBNY nip Houston, 2-1

Posted on 02 June 2010 by ASN Staff

Juan Pablo Angel has struggled for large portions of the 2010 season, but he sure proved his worth tonight. His exquisitely-placed stoppage time freekick gave the New York Red Bulls a deserved 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo Wednesday, just when it looked like another disappointing result was in store for the Red Bull Arena faithful. “It was the last kick of the game, to win a game that we should have buried,” Angel told MSG immediately after the match. Speaking of MSG, it failed to broadcast the feed for the first 50-some minutes of the match, much to the consternation of one particular reporter who couldn’t make it to Red Bull Arena.

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“We felt it was coming the whole game,” Sinisa Ubiparipovic said of Angel’s dramatic winner. “We kept pushing, kept creating chances…we pushed it up the last 10 minutes and created enough chances to score a beautiful goal.” Ubiparipovic played another excellent game starting at right midfield and put the team up in the first half. Halfway through the second, Brian Ching was left unmarked by Mike Petke and tied the game at 1-1. The Red Bulls had plenty of chances in what was probably their best performance of the season. In the first half, Angel blew a chance from point blank range. John Wolyniec hit the crossbar in the second, moments before Houston’s equalizer.

With the dramatic win the Red Bulls halt a four game losing streak in MLS matches. With the World Cup break coming up it comes at an opportune time indeed. Much more on this in a bit. In the meantime listen to Hans Backe’s postgame press conference.

Or discuss the match in our forum thread dedicated to that purpose.

Match Facts

New York Red Bulls 2, Houston Dynamo 1
June 2, 2010 – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ
Attendance: 11,462

Scoring Summary:
NY: Sinisa Ubiparipovic 1 (Chris Albright 1) 15’
HOU: Brian Ching 2 (Bobby Boswell 1) 65’
NY: Juan Pablo Angel 6 (unassisted) 94’+

Disciplinary Summary:
HOU: Richard Mulrooney (caution) 13’
HOU: Eddie Robinson (caution) 28’
NY: Danleigh Borman (caution) 31’
NY: Chris Albright (caution) 40’
HOU: Brian Mullan (caution) 40’
NY: Jeremy Hall (caution) 59’
NY: Mike Petke (caution) 75’
HOU: Lovel Palmer (caution) 89’

New York Red Bulls (6-5-0, 18 pts.) – Bouna Coundoul (GK), Danleigh Borman, Tim Ream, Mike Petke, Chris Albright, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Joel Lindpere (Jeremy Hall 47’), Seth Stammler, Dane Richards (Tony Tchani 15’), John Wolyniec (Conor Chinn 83’), Juan Pablo Angel

Substitutes Not Used: Greg Sutton, Irving Garcia, Luke Sassano, Juan Agudelo

Houston Dynamo (5-6-1, 16 pts.) – Pat Onstad (GK), Andrew Hainault, Eddie Robinson, Bobby Boswell, Richard Mulrooney, Danny Cruz, Lovel Palmer, Brad Davis, Brian Mullan (Corey Ashe 46’), Brian Ching (Joseph Ngwenya 81’), Cam Weaver (Dominic Oduro 61’)

Substitutes Not Used: Tally Hall, Craig Waibel, Ryan Cochrane, Luis Angel Landin

Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Referee’s Assistants: Greg Barkey, Jeff Muschik
4th Referee: Mark Geiger

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