In a game where the New York Red Bulls never looked totally in rhythm, the New England Revolution took advantage and walked away with a crucial 2-0 victory Sunday in MLS action at Gillette Stadium.
New York was dominated for most of the contest but hung around until the 84th minute when Jerry Bengtson scored to make the New England lead insurmountable.
While the Red Bulls (9-5-4, 31 points) played well below their standards, the stats actually bear out a different story except for the shot totals. New York only had three shots on frame while the Revolution managed seven.
However, New York held a decided advantage in time of possession with a 62-to-38 percent edge in the contest. The Red Bulls did accumulate three yellow cards in the game, attributed to Roy Miller, Dane Richards and Joel Lindpere.
Thierry Henry missed the match with a knee injury. Midfielders Rafa Marquez and defenders Markus Holgersson and Heath Pearce also did not play.
New York remains in third place in the Eastern Conference with the loss to New England. Its next match is at home against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, July 15.
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