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Week 11, Part 2: Revs-Red Bulls in Review

The Red Bulls can't end the 11 year losing skid in Foxborough, but come away with a point and keep the unbeaten streak going.

May 12, 2013: Revolution 1, Red Bulls 1

The Red Bulls came into the game riding a four game winning streak with visions of extending it and ending the now 11 year long win drought in Foxborough. They didn't, but they did come away with one point from the last of their double game weeks (in the league, anyway).

In reality, with the line-up the Red Bulls trotted out against the New England Revolution, coming away with a single point is a pretty good result. They had no Thierry Henry, no Jamison Olave, and a half of Tim Cahill and a half of Juninho. They had to reach deep into the depth chart to find Andre Akpan to slide in next to Fabian Espindola.

At the end of the day, it's a pretty solid result, even if the hope was three points, and an even tighter grip atop the East.

Positives

  • Again, with the line-up the Red Bulls played yesterday, a draw is a pretty good result.
  • Three games in seven days? Seven points. Pretty good.

Negatives

  • The Houston Dynamo are (at the time of this writing) one point behind the Red Bulls, but have three (!) games in hand. That's the downside to getting all your double game weeks out of the way early...
  • The four game win streak comes to a close. Fortunately, the unbeaten streak continues.

Notable Quotes

Mike Petke, via the New York Post...

It's a little backwards my thought process right now because usually I feel like the way that we played we deserved to win the game tonight, but I'm happy with the result because it showed they followed exactly how we wanted to play from the beginning. It was a pleasure to see in the first half. We had many opportunities to win the game, but at the end of the day the effort and the willingness to follow what we wanted to do was spot on and I'm very happy.

Relevant Stats

Revolution Statistic Red Bulls
12 Attempts on Goal 9
2 Corners 4
9 Fouls 11
10 Crosses 12
81% Passing Accuracy 74%
55.3% Possession 44.7%

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