Red Bulls 4-1 D.C.: Metro romp to home success over the Black-and-Red
Red Bulls eased past D.C. United in a 4-1 victory on Sunday at Red Bull Arena. Red Bulls were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 2-0 to Inter Miami while D.C. secured a point against Toronto FC in their previous match. After today’s result, Red Bulls and D.C. currently occupy 3rd and 13th spots in the table, with 23 points and 14 points respectively after 19 matches.
After an un-eventful first half, Red Bulls certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, with Luquinhas giving Metro the lead, 55 minutes in. The momentum was now with Red Bulls, who then scored again through a second effort from Luquinhas in the 58th minute to establish a 2-0. Red Bulls looked to have the game under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Morgan in the 64th minute to establish a 3-0. However, Black-and-Red weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Kamara, 88 minutes in. In the end though, Metro secured the points emphatically, with a calamitous own goal from Alfaro just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 4-1.
For Red Bulls, Fernandez, Clark, Yearwood, Pendant and Barlow, came on for Long, Klimala, Luquinhas, John Tolkin and Cásseres. D.C. brought on Chris Durkin, Kamara, Alfaro, Hopkins and Smith, to replace Smith, Robertha, Pines, Flores and Canouse.
There were bookings for Klimala from Red Bulls, and Hines-Ike and Djeffal, for D.C.
|Red Bulls:||Carlos Miguel, Long (Fernandez, min.46), Nealis, Dylan Nealis, Edwards, John Tolkin (Pendant, min.80), Amaya, Luquinhas (Yearwood, min.70), Morgan, Cásseres (Barlow, min.80) and Klimala (Clark, min.66)|
|D.C. United:||Hamid, Birnbaum, Pines (Alfaro, min.58), Hines-Ike, Djeffal, Canouse (Smith, min.80), Smith (Chris Durkin, min.20), Julian Gressel, Flores (Hopkins, min.80), Estrada and Robertha (Kamara, min.58)|
|Stadium:||Red Bull Arena|
|Goals:||Luquinhas (1-0, min. 55), Luquinhas (2-0, min. 58), Morgan (3-0, min. 64), Kamara (3-1, min. 88) and Alfaro (4-1, min. 90)|