Atlantic Cup Red Bulls 2-1 DC United

By Sean McCaffery, August 22, 2019

A pair of red cards reduced both teams to 10 players each, one for far less than Zlatan did in throwing an elbow by a black belt in tae kwon do? Aaron Long was on the receiveing end of that blow and another from Amarikwa just 4 minutes into the game as a late sub, he then had a questionable play on Luis Robles, leaving the GK with a lower leg, calf? injury. Tarek was cautioned, then ejected all within 11 minutes, it seems the 2nd yellow was for dissent, that led to Tom Barlow coming out and Tim Parker from Hicksville and St. John's to go in as the center back. Now with 41 points the goal getters were Kaku off a misplayed ball in the box that he blasted past Hamid and Royer on a PK. This, like the game on the weekend was a key game as is the game this coming weekend with themĀ  now just 4 points out of first, 2 had they held their lead in the prevous game, a win in the Hudson River Derby in Yankee Stadium will tie them with NYCFC. On a tear in the big games with DC at 5-0-4 and now 2-0-1 at Audi Field, the great new stadium for the United always helps. Despite going a man up at the 24' and remaing there for over 20' before Tarek was sent off, NY was not only unable to build on their lead from 6', DC was outplaying them and was the far more dangerous team, this did change in the 2nd half which was far more even. Royer found the back of the net for his 9th goal of the year, his 2nd GWG of the year and 10th in MLS. Next up is of course NYCFC who host with Fidelis Plus a youth soccer event pre game at McCombs Dam Park, just outside of the Stadium.