Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Red Bull New York's seven-game unbeaten run
came to an end on Saturday as the club fell to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a 2-1
loss at Red Bull Arena.
Jordan Harvey canceled out Greg Klazura's own goal early on in the second
half, but it was Kenny Miller who proved to be most influential in the closing
stages. Not only did the Whitecaps striker get Jamison Olave sent off, but he
notched the game-winning goal seven minutes from time to help Vancouver claim
its first road victory of the season.
Vancouver (4-4-4) climbs to 16 points to move closer to a spot in the playoff
picture while New York (7-5-4) remains on 25 points.
The Red Bulls failed to break the deadlock in the first half despite turning
out a dominant display, but a gift from the 'Caps defense granted the home
side the lead six minutes after the halftime interval.
Thierry Henry threaded an inch-perfect through ball for Jonny Steele, who had
his square pass turned into the net by Klazura.
His blushes were spared seven minutes later when Harvey brought Vancouver back
on equal terms. The 'Caps defender made the most of Eric Alexander's poor
clearance by hammering a first-time shot into the roof of the net, leaving
Luis Robles with no chance at a save.
New York was dealt a major blow in the 75th minute when Olave was issued a
second yellow card for a soft challenge on Miller, allowing the Whitecaps to
make use of the extra man and grab the lead eight minutes later.
It was Miller who provided the telling strike, taking advantage of some slack
defending from Kosuke Kimura to nod home a cross from Russell Teibert for his
third league goal of the season.
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