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Played
April 13, 2013 7:08 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 18019‎
 
 
 

D.C. United 0-2 New York Red Bulls: Henry & Co. take Atlantic Cup edge

Goals from Thierry Henry and Jamison Olave lifted the visiting Red Bulls over rival United to bounce back from last week's loss in Chicago and keep D.C. reeling.

By Avi Creditor

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls; Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United; MLS
Mike Stobe
WASHINGTON -- The Atlantic Cup appears headed on its way to Red Bull Arena.

The New York Red Bulls topped D.C. United 2-0 in front of 18,019 at RFK Stadium Saturday night, getting goals from Thierry Henry and Jamison Olave to tilt the balance of the storied MLS season series in the Red Bulls' favor.

Following a March 16 scoreless draw and Saturday's win, New York (2-3-2) needs just a draw or to lose by less than two in the Aug. 31 meeting between the two teams to capture the annual regional bragging rights. With the loss, D.C. (1-4-1) fell at home for the second straight match after carrying a 19-game home unbeaten streak into a March 23 clash against the Columbus Crew.

Henry opened the scoring in the 29th minute, receiving a layoff pass from Dax McCarty and taking his time to set up shot from about 25 yards. He curled in a well-weighted ball the took a bounce right in front of a diving Bill Hamid and wound up in the back of the net.

New York doubled its lead seven minutes later, with center back Jamison Olave netting for his third goal of the season. Juninho sent a cross in from the left after a short corner, and it was headed toward goal by defender Brandon Barklage. Olave redirected it past Hamid to give New York a commanding edge.

D.C. nearly pulled one back before halftime, with Brandon McDonald volleying Daniel Woolard's cross from the left over the bar.

Even wth Dwayne De Rosario entering the match as a second-half substitute, marking his comeback from an adductor strain, D.C.'s offense remained stagnant, but the United captain did create one dangerous moment. His low free kick from 20 yards bent around the Red Bulls wall, but Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles went to ground to save it, along with Carlos Ruiz's close-range rebound, to preserve the clean sheet.


D.C. United

28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
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14
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-
Dejan Jakovic
Defender
 - 
24
Daniel Woolard
Defender
83′
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
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-
Raphael Augusto
Midfielder
64′
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13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
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-
M. Sánchez
Midfielder
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26
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-
L. Pajoy
Striker
 - 

New York Red Bulls

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31
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
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4
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-
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7
R. Miller
Defender
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-
Juninho
Midfielder
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11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
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17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
90′
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22
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26
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
86′
 - 
14

Substitutes

31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
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26
James Riley
Defender
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15
Ethan White
Defender
 - 
14
 - 
55
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
83′
 - 
11
C. Ruíz
Striker
64′
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Substitutes

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24
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44
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27
 - 
10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
 - 
21
Ruben Bover
Midfielder
90′
 - 
9
 - 
9

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1