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Played
May 9, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 11315‎
 
 

New York Red Bulls 1-0 Houston Dynamo: Resurgent Red Bulls defense posts third straight shutout

An early Kenny Cooper goal and another assured performance from the back line earned the Red Bulls a 1-0 win.

By Seth Vertelney

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The New York Red Bulls rode another strong defensive performance and an early Kenny Cooper goal to their third-straight victory in a 1-0 decision over the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena.

The home side scored the game's only goal seven minutes in thanks to some nightmarish play from the Dynamo back line. Corey Ashe's back pass to Tally Hall was weak, and Kenny Cooper pounced to block Hall's attempted sliding clearance into the net.

The visitors struggled to mount many opportunities on goal for much of the match, but Brad Davis will feel he should have scored twice inside the last 10 minutes.

First, he fired a shot high and wide from the top of the box after being set up perfectly by Corey Ashe. A few minutes later, he had an even better opportunity, but he somehow contrived to head wide from close range off a beautiful floated cross by Will Bruin.

Rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara made one last big save at the death to preserve the victory for the Red Bulls, who have overcome a rash of injuries and suspensions to post three consecutive 1-0 victories.

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New York Red Bulls

18
Ryan Meara
Goalkeeper
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Jan Gunnar Solli
Midfielder
87′
 - 
16
Connor Lade
Defender
55′
 - 
14
Mehdi Ballouchy
Midfielder
46′
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
59′
 - 
15
Tyler Ruthven
Defender
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Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
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26
Brandon Barklage
Midfielder
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Dane Richards
Midfielder
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33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
7′ 45′ 90′
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Houston Dynamo

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1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
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4
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20
Geoff Cameron
Midfielder
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26
Corey Ashe
Defender
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32
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11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
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6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
56′
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3
Calen Carr
Striker
12′
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-
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23
Cam Weaver
Striker
61′

Substitutes

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Jeremy Vuolo
Goalkeeper
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-
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7
R. Miller
Defender
87′
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Ryan Maduro
Midfielder
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V. Pálsson
Midfielder
 - 
16
J. Agudelo
Striker
46′
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Substitutes

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24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
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-
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24
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23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
73′
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27
 - 
19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
56′
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12
Will Bruin
Striker
61′

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  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
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