A dull scoreless draw gives Bulls Atlantic Cup

Posted on 11 July 2010 by ASN Staff

Hopefully none of the legions of American World Cup viewers tuned in for this one. Because if Major League Soccer was hoping to convert any of them, this could not have been at all effective. The New York Red Bulls and DC United played a drab scoreless stalemate at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night, in a match that was short on highlights of any kind and from either team. Check out the photo gallery.

Worst of all for New York, goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul picked up a knock in the waning moments of the game that may be serious. He complained of pain in his ribs after the match. No word yet on his status.

There was some good that came out of the match. The Red Bulls extended their MLS unbeaten streak to five and captured the Atlantic Cup – the regular season series between the two sides – for the first time since 2003.

Even Hans Backe called the match “a rather boring nil-nil draw,” in his postgame comments that can be listened to in their entirety here.

Not much more that can be said about this. Enjoy this photo from the match shot by Scott Marsh:

Dane Richards and Dejan Jakovic do battle ©Scott Marsh/ASN

Match Facts

New York Red Bulls 0, D.C. United 0
July 10, 2010 – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ

Scoring Summary:
None

Disciplinary Summary:
NY: Salou Ibrahim (caution) 51’

Lineup:
New York Red Bulls (8-5-2, 26 pts.) – Bouna Coundoul (GK), Danleigh Borman, Tim Ream, Carlos Mendes, Chris Albright, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Joel Lindpere, Seth Stammler (Tony Tchani 56’), Dane Richards (Macoumba Kandji 76’), Juan Pablo Angel, Salou Ibrahim (Roy Miller 57’)

Substitutes Not Used: Greg Sutton (GK), Luke Sassano, Mike Petke, Conor Chinn

D.C. United (3-9-3, 12 pts.) – Troy Perkins (GK), Julius James, Dejan Jakovic, Jordan Graye, Devon McTavish, Chris Pontius, Andy Najar (Boyzzz Khumalo 88’), Clyde Simms, Stephen King, Danny Allsopp (Jaime Moreno 46’), Santino Quaranta (Adam Cristman 72’)

Substitutes Not Used: Bill Hamid (GK), Barry Rice, Carey Talley, Kurt Morsink

Officials:
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Referee’s Assistants: Philippe Briere, Eric Proctor
4th Referee: Mark Kadlecik

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Truman Says:

    Sad that there was more excitement, before the game, on the walk to the game, and after the game, then the game itself. Certainly expected more for a team playing it's first and only real league home match for quite a while. Plus against your biggest rival. Snooze city.

  2. Johnny J. Alexander Says:

    It was very dull and I hope that they make up for it on the next round. Thanks for the post!

    Johnny J. Alexander
    Long Island Veterinary Hospitals

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