THIERRY HENRY SCORES 10th GOAL OF THE SEASON AS NEW YORK DOWNS HOUSTON 1-0 AT RED BULL ARENA
Red Bulls remain above the red line in Eastern Conference playoff race with win
HARRISON, NJ (October 4, 2014) – Thierry Henry scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday night as the New York Red Bulls defeated the Houston Dynamo 1-0 at Red Bull Arena in front of 21,569 spectators. New York remained in a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are now four points clear of sixth place Toronto FC.
New York returns to MLS regular-season action next Saturday, October 11, when the team hosts Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM ET. Tickets for the match can be purchased by calling 1.877.727.6223 or logging onto tickets.newyorkredbulls.com
– Photos (Photo Credit: Rob Tringali/New York Red Bulls)
Bradley Wright-Phillips had a great chance for his 25th goal of the season in the 23rd minute. After Lloyd Sam’s right-footed shot from inside the box was saved by Tyler Deric, Wright-Phillips was there for the rebound, but his left-footed shot hit the crossbar.
The Red Bulls would be denied by the crossbar again in the 38th minute off a Henry set piece. The captain let a right-footed shot go from just outside the 18-yard-box that went up and over the wall but hit woodwork and stayed out.
The Red Bulls would get one last chance before the whistle when Sam found himself alone inside the 18-yard-box, but curled his left-footed chance just wide of the far post as the teams went into the break tied at 0.
It didn’t take long after the break for the Red Bulls to finally break through after dominating most of the first half. Sam drove down the right wing and played a ball across the face of goal that Deric dove and deflected away from Wright-Phillips. However, the ball went right into the path of Henry, who buried his 10th of the year in the 47th minute to give New York a 1-0 lead.
Luis Robles would be called upon in the 53rd minute to maintain New York’s lead. Brad Davis whipped in a left-footed cross for Giles Barnes, but Robles went to ground to make the save and keep the Red Bulls up 1-0. New York was forced to play a man down for the last moments of the match following Tim Cahill’s red card for a tackle on Oscar Boniek Garcia.
New York Red Bulls 1, Houston Dynamo 0
October 4, 2014
MLS Regular Season
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
NY: Thierry Henry 10 (unassisted) 47
HOU: Oscar Boniek Garcia (caution) 54
NY: Peguy Luyindula (caution) 73
HOU: Giles Barnes (caution) 86
NY: Tim Cahill (red card, ejection) 89
New York Red Bulls (11-9-11, 44 pts.): Luis Robles, Richard Eckersley, Armando, Ibrahim Sekagya (Damien Perrinelle 88′), Roy Miller, Eric Alexander (Tim Cahill 85′), Dax McCarty, Lloyd Sam, Peguy Luyindula, Thierry Henry (Ian Christianson 90′), Bradley Wright-Phillips
Substitutes not used: Ryan Meara, Chris Duvall, Eric Stevenson, Saer Sene
Houston Dynamo (10-14-6, 36 pts.): Tyler Deric, Kofi Sarkodie, David Horst (Alexander Lopez 81′), DaMarcus Beasley, A.J. Cochran, Ricardo Clark (Jermaine Taylor 72′), Luis Garrido, Oscar Garcia, Brad Davis, Giles Barnes, Omar Cummings (Andrew Driver 67′)
Substitutes not used: Michael Lisch, Eric Brunner, Brian Ownby, Servando Carrasco
Referee: Jair Maruffo
Referee’s Assistants: Peter Manikowski, Kermit Quisenberry
4th Referee: Sliviu Petrescu