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New York Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union: Scoreless draw leaves East tight at top

The first-ever draw between these I-95 neighbors leaves the top of the Eastern Conference incredibly close.

By Keith Hickey

Zac MacMath, Philadelphia Union, MLS
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For the first time ever, a game between the New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union ended in a draw and without any goals.

Philadelphia's best chance came in the 73rd minute, when a strike by Sebastien Le Toux from outside the box beat Luis Robles but cannoned back off the crossbar. The Union went close again late when Luis Robles positioned himself well to touch away Antoine Hoppenot's off-balance shot.

The Red Bulls had their fair share of chances as well, working a number of aerial balls into the penalty area. Union keeper Zac Macmath generally coped well and made a number of stops, the biggest of which was a stoppage time grab on the goal line.

New York remains second in the East, equal with leader Kansas City on points (39) and goals scored (36) but trailing on goal difference. The Union are in a similar tie with Montreal, as both teams are on 38 points with 36 goals for.


New York Red Bulls

32
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Jamison Olave
Defender
76′
 - 
-
 - 
7
R. Miller
Defender
 - 
32
Ibrahim Sekagya
Defender
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
66′
 - 
17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
 - 
22
Jonathan Steele
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
14
Thierry Henry
Striker
 - 

Philadelphia Union

 - 
18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
33
Fabinho
Defender
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
71′
 - 
26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
 - 
6
 - 
9
 - 
11

Substitutes

18
Ryan Meara
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
Connor Lade
Defender
 - 
20
 - 
10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
66′
 - 
13
Marius Obekop
Midfielder
 - 
26
 - 
8
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Oka Nikolov
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
 - 
-
Kleberson
Midfielder
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
71′
 - 
22
Leo Fernandes
Midfielder
 - 
12
 - 
29

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Coach/Manager

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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
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1