Apr 22, 2011

United fall hard at home to Thierry Henry and Red Bull squad

What was advertised as a huge match-up for the Atlantic Cup between East Coast MLS rivals D.C. United and New York Red Bulls quickly turned into a one sided drubbing at RFK.

Thierry Henry showed some early signs of things to come within the first 5 minutes as he went right at Chris Korb and gave the Red Bulls an early opportunity that ended with United goalkeeper Bill Hamid on the ground after a hard collision with Luke Rodgers.

The Red Bulls where the agressors throughout the match led by Rodgers.

Henry scored first with what could have easily been mistaken as a replay of last weekends goal, the first since September for the former Arsenal star.

Still in the first half, Henry scored another goal with an easy put back right in front of the net giving him 3 goals in his last two games.

The second half was not much better for the Black and Red, although they did seem to bring a little more effort to the field. The increased effort would be for not as United was unable to finish on their limited chances before New York would increase their lead. A goal from 2010 MLS MVP Joel Lindpere put the Red Bulls up 3-0.

With the match more than wrapped up those left in the stands at RFK got to see an amazing goal from late game substitute and U.S. National team star-in-the-making, Juan Agudelo. At only 18 years old he is quickly becoming a force for New York.

Hopefully D.C. United fans will get an opportunity to see some more dancing from Charlie Davies in the near future but no need to unlock the new red Volkswagen Beetle on display last night as Davies had very few real chances to score.

Next up for United: U.S. Open cup match vs. New England Revolution (The Revs just signed USMNT member, Benny Feilhaber)