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Played
April 7, 2012 3:08 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ M. Kadlecik‎
Attendance:‬ 11516‎
 
 
Kenny Cooper 13′
 
 

Columbus Crew 1-4 New York Red Bulls: Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper continue blazing scoring start with two goals each

The forward partnership of Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper continues to thrive as both players scored two goals each to dominate Columbus on the road.

By Alex Labidou

Thierry Henry vs Crew
MLS
Who says the Red Bulls can't win on the road?

The dynamic pair of Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper continued their torrid start to the season, scoring two goals each, to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 away victory over the Columbus Crew. Chad Marshall scored a goal for the Crew.

The Red Bulls have gone on a three-game winning streak since Cooper got his first start alongside Henry three weeks ago. The pair have combined for 13 goals and five assists in the opening five matches of the season.

Cooper got the game rolling early when he scored a left footed shot from the center of the penalty box in the third minute. The towering striker would double his tally scoring off of a header from a corner kick by Mehdi Ballouchy in the 13th minute. Then Henry got into the act.

The legendary French forward received a through ball from Roy Miller on the left side of the box and powered his shot in on the bottom right corner of the goal in the 40th minute. The Red Bulls entered the second half with a 3-0 advantage but couldn't keep its clean sheet.

Crew captain Chad Marshall headed in a ball off of a corner in the 89 minute, beating Red Bulls defender Markus Holgersson to score. Henry was clearly furious that his team conceded a late goal and immediately responded a minute later, charging up the field and scoring from the left side of the penalty box.

New York dominated the game statistically, holding over 58 percent of possession. The Red Bulls improve to 3-2-0 while the Crew fall to 2-2-0.


Columbus Crew

30
Andy Gruenebaum
Goalkeeper
83′
 - 
14
Chad Marshall
Defender
89′
 - 
16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
 - 
20
 - 
20
Shaun Francis
Defender
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
53′ 57′
 - 
10
Milovan Mirosevic
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
55′
 - 
-
Kirk Urso
Midfielder
 - 
-
O. Vargas
Striker
 - 
20
E. Rentería
Striker
 - 

New York Red Bulls

 - 
18
Ryan Meara
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Rafa Márquez
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
7
R. Miller
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
22
 - 
14
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
-
Dane Richards
Midfielder
80′
 - 
33

Substitutes

28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
57′
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
55′
 - 
12
 - 
18
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Jeremy Vuolo
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
16
Connor Lade
Defender
 - 
-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
80′
 - 
26
 - 
-
V. Pálsson
Midfielder

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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