FINAL: Red Bulls 2, Revolution 1

Charlie Davies gives Revs halftime lead, but Red Bulls come back with two goals in second half

HARRISON, N.J. – Charlie Davies scored his first MLS goal since 2011 and gave the New England Revolution a halftime lead, but the New York Red Bulls scored two second-half goals while down a man to claim a 2-1 win at Red Bull Arena.

Davies’ goal in the 20th minute was his first goal for club or country since Sept. 10, 2011, and it sent the Revs to the halftime break ahead. New England (8-12-2, 26 pts.) also went up a man in first-half stoppage time when New York (6-6-10, 28 pts.) saw defender Matt Miazga see a straight red for his awkward midfield tackle on Lee Nguyen.

However, the Revs surrendered the equalizer two minutes after the break through Dax McCarty and then the go-ahead goal in the 63rd minute through league goal-scoring leader Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Key Plays

2’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Charlie Davies shown a yellow for simulation in the penalty area

4’ – NE’s A.J. Soares sees his re-direction off a corner kick saved low by Luis Robles, and Andrew Farrell’s follow-up was also saved | WATCH THE PLAY | SECOND ANGLE

20’ – NE GOAL! Teal Bunbury dekes his defender on the right side of the penalty area and sends in a cross that Charlie Davies heads in on the far post for the 1-0 Revs lead | WATCH THE GOAL

35’ – NE’s Kelyn Rowe launches a shot after Charlie Davies’ lays a pass off to him at the top of the box, but his rising shot is narrowly wide | WATCH THE PLAY

40’ – NY’s Thierry Henry collects a cross-field pass, creates an inch of space and gets off a shot toward the near post, but Kevin Alston deflects it for a corner | WATCH THE PLAY

47+ - RED CARD: NY’s Matt Miazga shown a straight red card for a late crunching tackle on Lee Nguyen at midfield |WATCH THE PLAY | SECOND ANGLE

HALFTIME SCORE: New England Revolution 1, New York Red Bulls 0

47’ – NY GOAL! Dax McCarty chips a shot over the defense from 20 yards and finds space under the crossbar as Bobby Shuttleworth raced back toward his goal | WATCH THE GOAL

54’ – NY’s Bradley Wright-Phillips gets on the end of Lloyd Sam’s cross, but his header is over the crossbar | WATCH THE PLAY

59’ – NE’s Kelyn Rowe’s free kick is on frame but Luis Robles has to push a second effort on it over the crossbar for a corner kick

63’ – NY GOAL! Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a turn in the box to create space on Lloyd Sam’s pass over the top, and curls a shot inside the far post for a 2-1 Red Bull lead | WATCH THE GOAL

69’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Scott Caldwell shown a yellow for a midfield challenge | WATCH THE PLAY

84’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Kelyn Rowe shown a yellow for a sideline tussle with Chris Duvall | WATCH THE PLAY

85’ – NE’s Lee Nguyen works into the penalty area and gets off a shot back across goal, but it’s wide of the far post |WATCH THE PLAY

86’ – NY’s Peguy Luyindula benefits from Thierry Henry’s work to strip the ball on the sideline. He cuts across the top of the box to create space and his shot beats Bobby Shuttleworth, but kicks off the far post and directly back to Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY | SECOND ANGLE

93+’ – NE’s Kevin Alston gets on the end of a Kelyn Rowe corner kick, but his headed shot is high | WATCH THE PLAY

FINAL SCORE: New York Red Bulls 2, New England Revolution 1

Santander Man of the Match

F Charlie Davies – Staked the Revolution to a 1-0 lead with his first goal in league play since 2011

Next Match

After next weekend’s bye in the schedule, the Revolution will next host the Portland Timbers at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, August 16. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

TV: Comcast SportsNet New England

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tickets: Start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets and the Revolution Box Office at (877) GET-REVS (438-7387)

Box Score

New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls

August 2, 2014 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)

New York Red Bulls 2, New England Revolution 1

Scoring Summary:

NE – Charlie Davies (Teal Bunbury) 20

NY – Dax McCarty (Eric Alexander) 47

NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Lloyd Sam) 63

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Kevin Alston, Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares (Daigo Kobayashi 77), Andrew Farrell, Steve Neumann (Diego Fagundez 58), Kelyn Rowe, Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury, Charlie Davies (Patrick Mullins 58)

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Stephen McCarthy, Darrius Barnes, Dimitry Imbongo

STATS: Shots 19, Shots on target 6, Saves 2, Corner kicks 10, Offsides 2, Fouls 7, Possession 42.0%, Passes 341 (74.5%0

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles, Roy Miller, Matt Miazga, Ibrahim Sekagya, Chris Duvall, Lloyd Sam, Dax McCarty (Kosuke Kimura 87), Tim Cahill (Eric Alexander 46), Ambroise Oyongo, Thierry Henry ©, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Peguy Luyindula 77)

Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Meara, Armando, Andre Akpan, Bobby Convey

STATS: Shots 11, Shots on target 4, Saves 7, Corner kicks 6, Offsides 5, Fouls 8, Possession 58.0%, Passes 469 (82.5%)

Misconduct Summary:

NE – Charlie Davies (caution) 2

NY – Matt Miazga (ejection) 47+

NE – Scott Caldwell (caution) 69

NE – Kelyn Rowe (caution) 83

Referee: Allen Chapman

Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski (AR1), Peter Calciunas (AR2)

Fourth Official: Daniel Fitzgerald

Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 75 degrees

Attendance: 20,862

Team Records:

New England Revolution: 8-12-2, 26 pts.

New York Red Bulls: 6-6-10, 28 pts.

Miscellaneous Game Notes

  • With the loss, the Revolution’s overall record dipped to 8-12-2 on the season
  • The loss moved the Revs’ record in MLS regular-season games against the Red Bulls to 26-22-15 all-time
  • The Revs remain winless at Red Bull Arena, going 0-5-1 since the facility opened
  • New York is now 3-0-3 against the Revs in the last six meetings and swept the 2014 two-game season series between the clubs
  • Charlie Davies’ goal in the 20th minute was his first goal as a member of the Revolution and his 12th career MLS goal
  • Charlie Davies’ goal was his first goal – in any league, for club or country – since Sept. 10, 2011, when he had a hat trick at Chivas USA as a member of D.C. United
  • Teal Bunbury recorded his fourth assist of the season with his cross to set up Charlie Davies in the 20thminute … he now leads the team in assists … his four assists establish a new single-season best for the fifth-year forward
  • Teal Bunbury’s assist was his first since May 17 in the Revs’ 5-3 win at Philadelphia
  • Steve Neumann made his second start of his career, lining up at left wing tonight … it was his first start since July 19 when he started at FC Dallas – his first career start
  • Diego Fagundez made his second substitute appearance of the season tonight … both of his substitute showings have come on the road (July 19 at Dallas)
  • Matt Miazga’s red card in first-half stoppage time was the seventh by a Revs opponent this season … New Engand has seen an opposing player sent off in three of the last five games
  • Tonight’s game marked the first time this season the Revs scored the first goal and lost the game … entering tonight, New England was 7-0-0 when scoring first this season
  • This was the first time this season the Revs lost points when leading at the half … before tonight’s game, the Revs were 4-0-0 when leading at the half
  • New England is now 0-11-0 on the season when trailing in the 75th minute
  • With 10 corners, tonight was the fifth time in the last nine games the Revs recorded nine or more corner kicks in a match … entering this week’s action, the Revs led the league in the category with 127