The New York Red Bulls traveled down to our Nation's Capital to add on to the current unbeaten streak and make the march up the table to remain in a playoff spot. Sadly DC United decided to end that hope as the Red Bulls fell at Audi Field by a final of one goal to nil.
It was a repeat situation the last time the Red Bulls went down to Audi Field, They got scored on an early goal, tried to earn an equalizer, but got blocked down low and deep inside the area by DC United, with Bill Hamid making the most saves in the match to beg for the full three points
Kevin Paredes scored the only goal of the match as he came in as the trailer along the far side of the field. As the play developed with Ola Kamara in the middle of the field attacked in an offside position, as the pass came from the near side by Nigel Robertha, Kamara slid at the ball but never made contact, but Paredes converted his third of the season in the 9th minute.
But after that goal was scored, DC United once again did nothing to add on to their totals. The Red Bulls did everything to try and level the match at one, but sadly they were stopped by either the defense, Hamid, or made near misses at the net. This was a tough pill to swallow as DC United leapfrogged over the Red Bulls and took the final playoff spot in the East.
"I think that the first 10 to 15 minutes we weren't finding moments to press and struggled a little bit with the moments with power and the second balls as well," said Gerhard Struber. "I think we created good chances today, I think we made a good performance, and we made good movements in the right direction, but we weren't sharp enough to score today.
"We have to make better decisions in the next game, we have to be a bit sharper and forget this one, we need to move forward and get ready for the next game. It's not easy to play with the high intensity, pressing and the counter pressing in all directions, but we did expect our boys to create chances, but not the result we wanted. We need to move on and get ready for Saturday."
Three Games Remain As Red Bulls Seek Playoff Spot
While there are still three games remaining on the Red Bulls schedule and the next two at home against Montreal and Atlanta, it's very important for the club to get this loss out of their system as fast as possible and get back on track to continue their positive feelings.