It wasn’t pretty but the New York Red Bulls were able to build a comeback win against the Columbus Crew this past Saturday (18) at the Red Bull Arena where the club were celebrating the Women’s Empowerment Night.
After a miscommunication between the goalkeeper Carlos Coronel and his centerback Andrés Reyes, the Crew were able to capitalize with the midfielder Alexandru Matan in the first half.
With the score showing 0 – 1, the Red Bulls saw their designated players step up and score important goals for the team secure their first home win of the season.
Luquinhas got a rebound in the box in the second half and tie the game, ending his personal drought of goals. Towards the end of the match, John Tolkin with a nice cross to the far post found Dante Vanzeir completely unmarked and the new designated player with a smooth touch gave the win to the Red Bulls.
Now, the New York Red Bulls sit in the 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 5 points while Columbus are two positions behind them with 4 points.
All pictures by John Perd – Território MLS
(Cover: John Perd – Território MLS)