January 31, 2017
KNOCK ON WOOD
Red Bulls hit post twice in 1-0 loss to RSL
The Red Bulls hit the woodwork twice in a 1-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake in a preseason game at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. Tuesday afternoon.
|Sal Zizzo saw his first action of the preseason against RSL.
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Jordan Allen tallied the lone goal of the match in the 83rd minute for RSL as he headed home a left-wing cross from six yards.
Alex Muyl hit the crossbar in the second minute for the Red Bulls (1-1) while trialist Davide Somma, on a shot off the top of the penalty arc, rebounded his attempt off the right post in the 69th minute.
Joao Plata's shot caromed off the same post in the 33rd minute.
The goal came in the 81st minute, with Jordan Allen heading home a cross from the wing
The Red Bulls started with nine of the same players that played in Fridays match, a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers. The two changes came at the outside back position, with Justin Bilyeu starting in place of Kemar Lawrence, and Sal Zizzo getting the nod in place of 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick Ethan Kutler.
Unlike Friday night, the teams played two 45-minute halves.
Homegrown goalkeeper Evan Louro made his preseason debut in the match, playing the final 30 minutes.
Newly signed center back Hassan Ndam entered the match in the 60th minute. Hassan arrived at Red Bulls camp late Monday night after the Red Bulls completed his transfer from Cameroonian club Rainbow FC.
The Red Bulls next will be in action against Sacramento Republic FC Feb. 10 before returning to Tucson, Ariz. to face New York City FC in the Desert Diamond Cup Feb. 15.
RSL (Jordan Allen) 83
Red Bulls Lineup:
Ryan Meara (Evan Louro, 60); Justin Bilyeu (Ethan Kutler, 46), Aaron Long (Hassan Ndam, 60), Aurelien Collin (Tim Schmoll, 46), Sal Zizzo (David Najem, 46); Sean Davis (Arun Basuljevic, 46), Felipe (Dan Metzger, 46); Daniel Royer (Vincent Bezecourt, 46), Alex Muyl (Florian Valot, 30, Zeiko Lewis, 60), Gonzalo Veron (Brandon Allen, 46) , Robbie Findley (Derrick Etienne, Jr. 30, Davide Somma, 60)
Real Salt Lake Lineups:
Real Salt Lake (4-2-3-1): Matt Van Oekel; Tony Beltran, Aaron Maund, Justin Schmidt, Demar Phillips; Luke Mulholland, Nick Besler; Joao Plata, Luis Silva, Daniel Haber; Yura Movsisyan.
Second Half (4-2-3-1): Lalo Fernandez; Reagan Dunk, David Horst, Chris Schuler, Chris Wingert; Sunny, Omar Holness; Ricardo Velazco, Jose Hernandez, Jordan Allen; Chad Barrett (Chandler Hoffman, 87).