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March 16, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 22022‎
 

New York Red Bulls 0-0 D.C. United: Red Bulls dominate, but Hamid and Co. hold firm to share points

New York kept the pressure up, but Bill Hamid and his defense came up big when they needed to, ensuring the points would be shared.

By Seth Vertelney

Jonny Steele, James Riley, D.C. United, New York Red Bulls, MLS
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Despite dominating most of the game, the New York Red Bulls were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw with D.C. United in the team's home opener at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls showed much of the attacking intent early on and nearly went in front when Fabian Espindola struck the crossbar with a header after Thierry Henry's excellent cross.

New York continued to press, and Espindola rattled the crossbar again 10 minutes after the restart, after freeing himself well and cannoning a left-footed effort from the top of the box that had Bill Hamid well beaten.

The home side pressed on relentlessly, and Hamid had to be alert to keep out Tim Cahill's back-post effort in spectacular fashion after Eric Alexander had gone close with a long-range effort.

Hamid had one more stop to make in a man-of-the-match performance, clawing a late corner off the line which looked inches from going in. New York exited the match still winless, with a loss and two draws in its opening three matches. D.C. moves to 1-1-1 in its return to Red Bull Arena after defeating New York in the MLS Eastern Conference semifinals last season.

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New York Red Bulls

32
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
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44
Heath Pearce
Defender
 - 
4
Jamison Olave
Defender
 - 
-
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11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
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12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
90′ 90′
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17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
24′ 26′
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22
Jonathan Steele
Midfielder
68′ 69′
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26
Brandon Barklage
Midfielder
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9
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14
Thierry Henry
Striker
94′
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D.C. United

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28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
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26
James Riley
Defender
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14
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-
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22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
14
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55
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13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
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14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
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23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
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-
L. Pajoy
Striker
71′

Substitutes

24
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16
Connor Lade
Defender
90′ 90′
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27
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-
Juninho
Midfielder
68′ 69′ 78′ 79′
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10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
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21
Ruben Bover
Midfielder
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-
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Substitutes

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31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
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15
Ethan White
Defender
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24
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-
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-
M. Sánchez
Midfielder
76′ 77′
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11
C. Ruíz
Striker
71′
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder

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  • Substitution IN
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  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2