Dax McCarty and Fabian Espindola scored in the first half to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution...
HARRISON, N.J. — Dax McCarty and Fabian Espindola scored in the first half to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
Thierry Henry and Jonny Steele had second-half goals to help the Red Bulls (3-4-2) extend the Revolution’s winless streak to 0-3-2.
New England (1-3-2) has not won at New York since 2007, a span of eight games.
“We finished it well,” Henry said. “We put them under pressure from the start. It didn’t look secure at one point, so we knew we had to score that third goal. That’s what the whole team wanted. At the moment, we can’t keep a lead, so we had to extend it.”
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McCarty put the Red Bulls on the scoreboard first, getting his second goal of the season in the 4th minute. He chested a cross pass from Jonny Steele onto the foot of Tim Cahill, who gave it right back to McCarty just outside the box and the midfielder put it past Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
New England, which hadn’t scored since Jerry Bengston’s goal in a 1-0 win over Chicago in the season opener, tied it in the 6th minute thanks to an own-goal by Red Bulls defender Brandon Barklage. That snapped the Revolution’s 394-minute goalless drought.
Barklage made up for the miscue in the 9th minute with a long chip that set up Espindola for his third goal and a 2-1 lead.
Henry, who just missed scoring in the first half, scored his third goal of the season in the 82nd minute off a feed from Steele to put the game away. Steele added his first goal in the 89th minute.
At FC Dallas 2,
at Whitecaps 0
Blas Perez scored in the second half and Raul Fernandez made three saves for his fourth shutout of the season to lead Dallas.
Perez has three goals in five games for league-leading Dallas (6-1-1), which also benefited from an own goal by Brad Rusin of Vancouver (2-2-3).
At Real Salt Lake 1,
Chivas USA 0
Javier Morales scored on a header in the 53rd minute for Salt Lake (3-3-2), which moved one point ahead of Chivas (3-3-1) into second place in the West.
at Toronto FC 1
Warren Creavalle scored on a header off a corner kick late in second-half stoppage to give the Dynamo (4-2-1) a tie with hosts Toronto FC (1-2-4) in cold, windy conditions.
At Fire 1, Crew 0
Jeff Larentowicz scored in the 83rd minute, heading in Austin Berry’s pass, to lift Chicago (2-4-1) over Columbus (2-2-3).
At Galaxy 2,
Sporting K.C. 0
Landon Donovan scored a goal and set up another for his first points since his return to soccer to help Los Angeles snap Kansas City’s 545-minute streak of shutout defense. Donovan set up Marcelo Sarvas’ 27th-minute goal before scoring his own goal on a pass from Robbie Keane in the 74th minute.