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Lindpere's goal gives the Red Bulls 1-0 Win over Toronto

Posted on 12 August 2010 by dkarell

After four draws and one loss since their last victory, the Red Bulls finally played a full 90 and were able to hold onto a lead till the end.

And in front of the home fans for the first time since beating Man. City 2-1 on July 25, the Red Bulls gave their fans a much needed win.

With Toronto F.C. breathing down New York’s back in the standings, last nights game was important from the onset.

Toronto came out of the gates strong, pressing the Red Bulls, and really controlling possession for the first 15 minutes or so.

But in the 23rd minute, just seconds after a no-call on what seemed to be a trip in the box on Thierry Henry, Joel Lindpere scored his second goal of the season and gave the Red Bulls the 1-0 lead.

Despite not getting the penalty call, Henry, with the ball just outside the box, showed some classy skills to get around three defenders before laying the ball off to teammate Seth Stammler. Stammler took a touch, and then looped a beautiful pass right over the defensive line, and into the run of Lindpere. Lindpere side-volleyed the shot on his first touch into the net, and sent the crowd of 19,035 into cheers.

As the game wore on, the game became more and more chippy, especially when Toronto D.P. Miguel Mista was substituted into the match for the injured Chad Barrett in the 33rd minute.

Mista and Albright got into a bit of a shoving match, as did Tim Ream and Toronto F.C. captain Dwayne DeRosario. But referee Ricardo Salazar did a good job to keep emotions in check all night.

Starting his first match of the season due to Bouna Coundoul being away on international duty, Greg Sutton got a clean sheet against his former club. He did well to save the few chances he had, but the defensive tandom of Tim Ream and Carlos Mendes were fantastic against Mista and DeRosario all night, defending well, and passing out of the back to start Red Bull attacks whenever they could.

In the second half, Toronto F.C. head coach Preki brought in two more forwards into the match to try and find a goal. O’Brian White and Fuad Ibrahim were stopped by the strong Red Bull defense whenever they attacked, and despite a few nervy moments at the end, the Red Bulls kept their cool and kept the clean sheet for the victory and three points.

With the win, the Red Bulls stay in second place in the Eastern Conference, five points ahead of Toronto, and six points behind first place Columbus.

The Red Bulls are set to face the first place Los Angeles Galaxy and Landon Donovan this Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

Match Facts:

Toronto FC 0, at New York Red Bulls 1

Red Bull Arena

Attendance: 19,035

Toronto FC (7-7-5)

New York Red Bulls (9-6-4)

Scoring Summary:

NY — Joel Lindpere 2 (Seth Stammler 1, Thierry Henry 3) 23

Misconduct Summary:

TOR — Julian de Guzman (caution; Reckless Foul) 56
TOR — Mista (caution; Dissent) 94+

Toronto FC — Stefan Frei, Maksim Usanov, Nana Attakora, Adrian Cann, Nick Garcia, Jacob Peterson (O’Brian White 65), Joseph Nane (Fuad Ibrahim 76), Julian de Guzman, Nick LaBrocca, Dwayne De Rosario, Chad Barrett (Mista 33).
Substitutes Not Used: Gabe Gala, Ty Harden, Raivis Hscanovics, Jon Conway.

New York Red Bulls — Greg Sutton, Chris Albright, Carlos Mendes, Tim Ream, Danleigh Borman, Macoumba Kandji (Salou Ibrahim 81), Tony Tchani, Joel Lindpere, Seth Stammler, Juan Pablo Angel (Carl Robinson 89), Thierry Henry (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Boyens, Austin Da Luz, Mike Petke, Chris Sharpe.

Referee: Ricardo Salazar

Referee’s Assistants: -Thomas Supple; Bill Dittmar

4th Official: Andrew Chapin

Time of Game: 1:53

Weather: Cloudy-and-80-degrees

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week Ten

Posted on 01 June 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Several performances were crowded out of the Best XI this past weekend with the Galaxy’s Tristan Bowen, Michael Stephens, and Real Salt Lake’s Fabian Espindola being the noted cuts. It was an offensively charged week in Major League Soccer with a couple players cut from Bob Bradley’s final 23 out to make a statement. Both Conor Casey and Brian Ching tallied but only one found their way onto the Best XI. It was the DeRo show this week once again as Toronto FC continues their tear.

GK: Stefan Frei, Toronto FC – 7.5

The scoreline might have looked comfortable at 3-1 but Toronto’s away win over San Jose was particularly intense for second-year keeper Stefan Frei. Bobby Convey and Chris Wondolowski tested Frei on more than one occasion and – as in games past – the Reds’ keeper kept them firmly in control and on their way to a fourth consecutive win. Frei’s display in goal also preserved the first defeat of San Jose at home since First Kick.

DF: Gregg Berhalter, Los Angeles – 7.5

The Crew had over 20 shots compared to the Galaxy’s 3 yet Los Angeles came away victorious by a 2-0 margin. A lot of that had to do with the defensive positioning of veteran Gregg Berhalter on the backline and his partnership with second year Omar Gonzalez. The Crew had chances but the majority of them were off frame and rather harmless.

DF: Danleigh Borman, Red Bull New York – 7

Is this for real? Borman’s second inclusion in ASN’s Best XI? Once considered a fringe player, Borman has played his way into RBNY’s starting line-up. His forward runs and defending was a bright spot in Red Bull back four that has lost its’ way. It was Borman’s perfect cross that found Juan Pablo Angel for the game equalizer at 2-2 before the wheels fell off and two RBNY players were sent off.

DF: Tony Beltran, Real Salt Lake – 7.5

One of the best matches I’ve seen from Beltran in an RSL uniform. He was everywhere defensively and caused problems on both wings all night. Even more surprising was some of the nifty skill he showed on offense while contributing to distribution in the middle of the pitch.

MF: Santino Quaranta, D.C. United – 8

Quaranta played with real heart as United gave the supporters some hope in a 3-2 win over Chivas USA. Acting as the architect for a newly recharged Black and Red, he was an absolute handful for the Goats’ defenders and Zach Thornton, providing pinpoint service and purposeful runs.

MF: Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake – 8

Stellar performance from Javi who seems to have shrugged off his poor play from a season ago and has been excellent this year. His ability to create offensive chances for Espy & Sabo has directly led to the offense output from RSL’s forwards over the past couple of weeks. It’s Javier’s second consecutive inclusion in ASN’s Best XI.

MF: Shea Salinas, Philadelphia – 8

The real spark tonight. Aside from some technical problems here and there and some wayward passing, he was constantly a problem to Hainault and Mulrooney on the flanks. His chip of Onstad was outright gorgeous. Gassed after that first half’s effort

MF: Shalrie Joseph, New England – 7.5

He’s back and the rest of this season will be about redemption for him. Off to a fine start, Shalrie bagged two assists in a 3-2 win for a New England team desparately in the need of three points. He has a calming influence in midfield that very few in the league can match.

FW: Dwayne DeRosario, Toronto FC – 8.5, ASN’s Player of the Week

When scoring two goals was the least impressive part of your performance in any given game, that says a lot about the quality of a particular player. DeRo is not an unknown quantity in the league yet he continues to dismantle defenders and spur an uncharacteristically organized Toronto offense. Still a bit surprising that this is his first time in the Best XI since Week 5.

FW: Danny Mwanga, Philadelphia – 7.5

Comes in mid second half and provides the assist on Seb Le Toux’s equalizer before Le Toux returns the favor and sets the rookie up with a gamewinning sitter. There is still much that is raw about Mwanga but it’s clear the goal vs. FC Dallas has calmed the nerves. It’s amazing what a little confidence will do for somebody.

FW: Conor Casey, Colorado – 8

Casey got to every ball, either to flick it toward a teammate or to settle it and let players join the attack. He muscled his way to retain possession, and his combination of strength and poise produced the goal.

Is it wrong to have left off the Galaxy’s Michael Stephens and Tristan Bowen? Who would have been your pick for Player of the Week?

We will be back later this week with a recap of the first THIRD of this season and have our picks for Best XI over the first 10 games of the season.


Week 9, Best XI

Week 8, Best XI

Week 7, Best XI

Week 6, Best XI

Week 5, Best XI

Week 4, Best XI

Week 3, Best XI

Week 2, Best XI

Week 1, Best XI

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