Connect with us


Red Bulls Streak Comes to an End

The Red Bulls started the year on a seven game unbeaten streak.

Photo: Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire

Photo: Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire


They say all good things must come to an end, and for the New York Red Bulls, they proved the cliché to be true. The Red Bulls started the year on a seven game unbeaten streak (three wins and four draws) before finally losing their first game of the year on Saturday.

It was perhaps the biggest day of sports in recent memory with the Red Bulls and New England Revolution on just hours before Mayweather and Pacquiao were set to fight. However, the Red Bulls could not land the big punch to keep their unbeaten streak going, losing by a score of 2-1. It was the third match in seven days leading to some lineup changes, including the benching of Lloyd Sam and Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Ultimately the lack of offense these two usually provide was a downfall for the Red Bulls. They still managed to hold the majority of the ball with 57.5% possession, but without a final outlet to create scoring chances,  the Red Bulls mustered only two shots on target. One of those was the goal scored by Sacha Kljetsan, so despite the loss, the Red Bulls have managed to score in every match this season.

In the grand scheme of things it is not the worst loss you could suffer as a franchise. The Red Bulls went all of April undefeated, were the last team in MLS to lose this season, and despite the setback on the road, still sit in third in the Eastern Conference. They will just have to shake it off and try to start a new streak next time out.

That next opponent will be a big one however, as NYCFC comes to Red Bull Arena in the first ever meeting of the two new rivals. The New York Derby will take place at 7:00 PM EST on May 10th on Fox Sports One.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Soccer