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MLS Cup Playoffs: Red Bulls Fall To Galaxy, 1-0

The second half of the game opened up with the Red Bulls immediately threatening with multiple shots on goal. Dane Richards was the first to strike in the opening minute but was unable to convert. In the next minute Thierry Henry attempted a bicycle kick that went just wide. Then two minutes later Joel Lindpere had a great shot that just went over the cross bar when Saunders got enough of a hand on the ball to send it high. 

The Galaxy pushed forward in 56th minute with Landon Donovan threatening with an open goal. Red Bulls keeper Frank Rost got a hand on it and sent the ball wide. Luke Rodgers was the next player to shoot on goal for the Red Bulls but he couldn't get enough leg on the ball and it was easily saved by Saunders. The Red Bulls had their final chance in the 89th minute when Carlos Mendes sent a header just high of the cross bar. The Galaxy were victorious, winning the game 1-0 on the road.

The game did not end without some controversy as Red Bulls Midfielder Rafael Marquez threw the ball at a Galaxy player which resulted in a bit of a scuffle. 


It is almost a certainty that there will be disciplinary action coming from the league in the upcoming days. No word on if it will be on the Red Bulls players who were obviously flopping without being hit at all.