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July 21, 2012 2:43 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 21842‎
 
43′ Kenny Cooper
 
58′ Kenny Cooper
 

New York Red Bulls 2-0 Philadelphia Union: Coop double silences Doop

Sebastien Le Toux faced his old club but the hero of the day was Kenny Cooper, who scored both goals in a 2-0 NY win.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Kenny Cooper, New York Red Bulls, MLS
Jeff Zelevansky
Two headed goals by Kenny Cooper helped the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union. The clean sheet -- late referee help on an Antoine Hoppenot chance in stoppage time aside -- marks the third straight win for Bill Gaudette since joining New York.

Cooper ended a seven-game goalless run with a strike minutes before halftime. A flowing move came to Connor Lade on the left, and the rookie curled a cross into the box. Cooper zipped in front of Gabriel Farfan to head home the opener.

Lade was also involved in the second. This time he pulled the ball back to Thierry Henry, who provided the service. Once again the marking from Farfan was lax, and Cooper nipped in front to deflect a header past Zac MacMath. The goal keeps Cooper second in MLS with 13 goals. Of the 11 before the Philly game, only one was from his noggin.

Some 21,842 showed up to watch the midday rivalry.

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New York Red Bulls

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Bill Gaudette
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Wilman Conde
Defender
 - 
-
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7
R. Miller
Defender
 - 
16
Connor Lade
Defender
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
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Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
87′
 - 
26
Brandon Barklage
Midfielder
14′
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11
Sebastien Le Toux
Midfielder
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14
Thierry Henry
Striker
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33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
43′ 58′ 62′
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Philadelphia Union

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18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
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22
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-
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25
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7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
59′
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14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
 - 
9
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17
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L. Pajoy
Striker
49′ 72′

Substitutes

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Jeremy Vuolo
Goalkeeper
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-
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22
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14
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15
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V. Pálsson
Midfielder
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Substitutes

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1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
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3
 - 
28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
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G. Gómez
Midfielder
59′
 - 
20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
72′
 - 
26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
 - 
29

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • 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
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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