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Red Bulls Drop Heartbreaker in Seattle

The Red Bulls will next be in action on June 5.

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)


The Red Bulls were just moments from grabbing an impressive point on the road in Seattle when Clint Dempsey and Chad Barrett struck. Despite playing well, the Red Bulls still ended up on the wrong end of the game — extending their winless streak to three matches.

It started off well enough for New York when Lloyd Sam converted a header from a free kick into a goal in the 36th minute. That would be all Stefan Frei would surrender, though not for a lack of trying on the part of the Red Bulls. In the 62nd minute it looked like they would double their lead when a loose ball in front of the Sounders net got kicked out to Mike Grella who curled the ball perfectly toward the top corner of the net. But Frei would have none of it as he made a spectacular diving save to keep it at 1-0.

Just seven minutes later Marco Pappa would repay his goaltender’s hard work. He went on a solo run into the box, weaving in and out past Chris Duvall. He finally blasted the ball into the back of the net, beating Red Bulls goaltender Luis Robles.

Through the next twenty minutes there was a lot of wide open back and forth play but neither team could make any of it count. It looked like it was going to end in a draw but then stoppage time hit and it all fell apart for the Red Bulls.

In the first of three stoppage time minutes Clint Dempsey took a cross from Tyrone Mears just to the right of the net and managed to float the ball to the opposite side which Chad Barrett just tipped in at the last moment to give the Sounders a 2-1 lead, assuring a victory.

The Red Bulls will next be in action on June 5 with a chance to get back in the win column when they play eighth place Houston in Houston. The match will be at 9:00 PM on Univision.

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