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D.C. wins. This is horrible result for New York. As the team clearly dominated throughout. Heads will roll.
And that should be it as Willis saved yet another shot by New York.
Fitting that Henry would take New York's possibly last shot of the game.
The shot goes horrible wide into the air.
Substitution Chris Pontius Emiliano Ariel Dudar
This might be Red Bulls last chance with a free kick just outside of the box.
Substitution Connor Lade R. Miller
Substitution Joel Lindpere Digao
Substitution L. Pajoy Hamdi Salihi
Strangely, Backe elects to bring on two defenders after going down one.
Goal Nick DeLeon
GOAL!!!! D.C. scores in the dying minutes. It was obvious this was going to happen after RBNY failed to take advantage of its chances. De Leon beat NY's defense off of a counter and scored past Robles.
With five minutes left in regulation, Red Bulls remain in control but still can't get a goal in.
With Marquez out, Taino slides into the center back role.
With all of the easy chances the Red Bulls have had, the team should be up by at least two goals.
McCarty missed the best chance of the night, skying a shot in the box when he had only the keeper to beat.
Cooper's delayed skip on PK proved costly as Henry and Cahill encroached. All three Red Bulls DPs with big mistakes tonight.
Yellow/Red Rafa Márquez
Marquez gets his second yellow, forcing a red. Some guys just dont change. Both sides have 10 men.
Nevermind, the refs asked for a retake due to encroachment and Cooper was blocked by subbed in goalie Willis.
Substitution Branko Bošković Joe Willis
GOAL!!!!!! Cooper scores on the spot kick.
Yellow Card L. Pajoy
Red Card Bill Hamid
Looks like Cooper is taking the penalty as opposed to Henry. Will Red Bulls regret this?
PENALTY!!!! Bold call by the refs as they claim that Hamid went for the Cooper in the box as opposed for the ball. Looks like a 50-50 call. Hamid has been red carded.
Stats update: Possession is pretty even at this stage, though Red Bulls have had the double amount of shots of United.
Hamid is putting on a goalkeeping clinic for D.C. tonight, he blocked yet another close range shot from the Red Bulls.
Marquez can't avoid controversy in the playoffs as he laid out Pontious with a punch to stop an attack. He's lucky, he's still on the field.
The Red Bulls defender received a yellow for fouling a charging D.C. attacker.
Yellow Card Rafa Márquez
Uh-oh another Rafa Marquez controversy.
Cooper just displayed why he isn't quite known for his passing. The tall striker charged up the field but passed right into the opposition.
The Red Bulls continue to struggle to take advantage of easy chances. Henry gave the Red Bulls dangerous position with a free kick but no one could head it in.
Red Bulls are getting louder and louder as they want their team to finally get on the scoreboard.
Fans are screaming for a penalty as they believe Cahill was fouled in the box. Questionable but not an outright penalty.
McCarty feeds Cooper but the towering striker's shot is blocked by Jakovic
The game has slowed as both teams are trying to avoid mistakes.
Henry broke out some of his former Arsenal pace, beating three United defenders. Unfortunately he lost some steam when he attempt to finish past Hamid.
D.C. has started the second half much more aggressively.
KICK OFF!!! And the second half begins.
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And the first half quickly comes to a close. Red Bulls have had better opportunities but haven't been able to beat Hamid. Backe might have to bring in Le Toux in the second half to get some more width.
New York is pushing up, probing for scoring opportunities but its just not executing when it gets near the box.
Another close opportunity missed by Red Bulls. Lindpere gets into the box but is forced left by United's defense. He finds Cahill but the Australian is blocked by Jakovic
D.C is content to let the game come to it. It's not forcing anything and is waiting for New York to make a mistake.
Red Bulls stampede is singing, "Don't sleep till Red Bulls." Interesting chant indeed.
New York has had some good chances so far but hasn't been able to execute. It might regret this later if D.C. scores first.
Crazy sequence of events ends in a wimper for NY. Lade charges up the field and finds Cooper who finds an open Henry in the box. The Frenchman fires at goal but Hamid blocked the shot. NY got the rebound but Lindpere couldn't bury the finish and the ball rolled out of bounds.
Despite New York's advantage on possession, it's forwards Henry and Cooper haven't gotten much service so far.
D.C. is trying to patiently build up but New York has been good to react to every pass so far. Solid defense by Backe's men.
Due to mass transit being shut down and the poor conditions caused between yesterday's Nor'easter and Hurricane Sandy a week, I'd guess there's about 10,000 in attendance today.
In the opening 20 minutes the Red Bulls has the edge on possession, retaining the ball 53 percent of the time and has more shots than D.C. (4-1).
It is a brisk 32 degrees out on Red Bull Arena's pitch.
Fans leapt up from their seats when they though McCarty's long range attempt was going to beat Hamid.
Both sides have opened the first 10 minutes aggressively, looking to get an opening goal. D.C. arguably had the best chance of the game as it got into the penalty box and had a one on one with Pajoy on Robles. Still, the Red Bulls keeper and defense stopped the play.
Ok, let's try this again. This is Alex Labidou providing LIVE commentary from Red Bull Arena of today's playoff match between the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United.
Have any questions for the match, tweet me at @sportslab .
D.C. United: Hamid, Neal, Jakovic, McDonald, Russell, Saragosa, Kitchen, Pontius, Boskovic, De Leon, Pajoy.
Red Bulls starting XI (4-4-2): Robles, Lade, Holgersson, Marquez, Pearce, McCarty, Taino, Cahill, Lindpere, Henry, Cooper.
Welcome in to our live coverage of New York and D.C. United. Our man on the ground has made it to the stadium despite the weather and will be along shortly to bring you all the latest.
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