New York’s struggles continue as Erik Sorga’s stoppage time goal helped DC pull off a 1-0 win against the New York Red Bulls Wednesday night. The Red Bulls are winless in their last three matches and have only one win in their last six.
The Red Bulls had the lions share of possession and scoring possibilities for the majority of the night. Their best chance came in the 27th minute. Bulls forward Tom Barlow ripped a laser from the right side which forced DC substitute keeper Chris Seitz into a great save. He then had another chance of the deflection, but that one ricocheted off the crossbar. Seitz came in to temporarily replace the usual DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who was absent due to personal reasons.
DC’s best chance in the first half came from Ola Kamara in the 32nd minute. Kamara got behind New York’s defense and smashed a left footed effort, which was dutifully saved by Red Bulls keeper Ryan Meara.
Daniel Royer had another opportunity to put the Red Bulls just minutes later. Royer sent a low cross from the left flank to the foot of Barlow, but again, Seitz was up to make the save. Seitz finished the game with four saves and a well deserved clean sheet for the replacement keeper.
Sorga came on as a substitution in the 90th minute and took full advantage of his short time on the pitch. Off a DC corner kick, the ball fell to Sorga just outside the box. He cut to his right and ripped a right footed curler. The ball struck Red Bulls keeper Ryan Meara in the hands and deflected into the goal.
The Red Bulls will next welcome Philadelphia Sunday night to Red Bull Arena, as the Union make the long trip up the turnpike. Philadelphia will be looking to rebound as well as they lost their last game against Columbus Crew.
Edited by Nick Sbordone