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Red Bulls Miss Chance at First Place

The New York Red Bulls had a big opportunity to remain in first place in the Eastern Conference standings on Wednesday night when they traveled to New England, but they failed to do so. It was a big battle between two teams at the top of the standings at Gillette Stadium where the New England Revolution call home and the Red Bulls found it to be very unfriendly right from the start.

The Revolution scored a goal just two minutes into the match when Diego Fagundez beat Luis Robles for his sixth goal of the year. However, just moments later Mike Grella tied the game for the Red Bulls getting his seventh goal of the year. It looked like this match was going to have goals galore but ultimately this proved not to be the case. There would only be one more goal, coming from the Revolution’s Kelyn Rowein in the 65th minute, putting the Red Bulls down for good.

It’s no surprise that this ended up as a close game because, according to, “The win was New England’s sixth straight and they are now unbeaten in eight (7-0-1). New York, meanwhile, lost for just the second time in their last 10 matches (7-2-1).”

Two of the hottest teams at the top of the standings meeting ended up providing a good match even if it didn’t go the way the Red Bulls would have hoped. However there is still more time for the Red Bulls to leapfrog New England as the Red Bulls have seven remaining matches and the Revolution only have five.

The Red Bulls next play Sunday night in Portland against the Timber at 5:00 PM EST on ESPN

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