The New England Revolution hosted the visiting New York Red Bulls Saturday night for what would be an exciting 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The two sides exchanged first half goals, but ultimately both could not find that finishing shot.
The Revolution made a late game offensive push in the last 10 minutes, and with the addition of New York playing with 10 men after Tim Parker’s ejection late in the game for a foul on Tajon Buchanan, thought the game was theirs for the taking. But both teams walk away with chances to have taken all three points.
The 35th minute goal by new addition Omir Fernandez was the Red Bulls first goal in three shut out games. Off a Red Bulls throw in, Fernandez fought off two Revolution defenders before executing a perfect give-and-go with other newcomer Benjamin Mines. Fernandez found himself 1v1 with the keeper and slotted it right past Matt Turner.
It didn’t take long for the Revolution to find their equalizer. On a fast break 6 minutes later, the Revolution’s Teal Bunbury hit a low cross in front of Bulls keeper Ryan Meara to an unmarked Gustavo Bou. The goal is Bou’s second in two games, third of the season.
Both teams had chances to find the back of the net, with New England coming the closest. Bou had a chance for a brace in the 66th minute, but the ball ricocheted off the post.
New York went down to 10 men in the 93rd, with a poorly timed challenge by Tim Parker on the Revolution’s Buchanan. The referee wasted no time thinking about it before showing Parker red and reducing New York’s strength by one.
Next on the docket for New York is a return home for Wednesday night matchup with DC United, who will be looking to regain some momentum themselves after 4-1 thrashing against the Philadelphia Union. The Red Bulls currently sit in 5th place, tied on points at 11 with the New England Revolution.
Edited by Nick Sbordone