Aside from a brief moment of brilliance from Ruben Bover, the Red Bulls' penultimate pre-season game against Brazilian side Fluminense U-23 wasn't the prettiest affair.
Playing through intermittent downpours, something approximating the Red Bulls' starting line-up labored through a first half that saw a few missed half-opportunities on their part. In the second half, the young players opened the game up a bit and in the 74th minute, Bover slammed home a free kick to put the Red Bulls up 1-0, where it'd stay for the balance of the game.
The Red Bulls will play in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic final March 1.
Red Bulls: Ryan Meara (Santiago Castano 70'), Kosuke Kimura (Chris Duvall* 70'), Jamison Olave (Matt Miazga 68'), Armando (Ibrahim Sekagya 68'), Roy Miller (Ambroise Oyongo* 70'), Lloyd Sam (Connor Lade 70'), Eric Alexander (Michael Bustamante 68'), Dax McCarty (Ruben Bover 68'), Jonny Steele (Marius Obekop 70'), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Andre Akpan 72'), Thierry Henry (Peguy Luyindula 72')
Fluminense U-23: Klever, Igor Juliao, Nogueira, Fabio Braga (Matheus Carvalho 83'), Diego, Robert (Joao 83'), Luiz Fernando, Rodrigo, Eduardo, Marlon, Bryan (Pablo 59')