MLS Pre-season: Red Bulls down Velez Sarsfield

JorgeRojas (RBNY) 

An own goal and Juan Pablo Angel strike helped the New York Red Bulls get their Argentina tour off to a winning start as they downed Velez Sarsfield, 2-1, on Tuesday morning.

Venezuelan midfielder Jorge Rojas helped open the scoring in the third minute when his corner kick forced the Velez goalkeeper to punch the ball away. The ball hit a Velez defender and went in to make the score 1-0.

Rojas was at the heart of the action on the second goal as well, dribbling into the area before being tackled. Angel pounced on the loose ball and made the score 2-0 in the 17th minute.

Trialists Albert Celades, Jaime Duran and Aklie Edwards all saw action on Tuesday.

For more details on the match, go to the Red Bulls blog.

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5 Responses to MLS Pre-season: Red Bulls down Velez Sarsfield

  1. Andy in Atlanta says:

    Now that sounds like a really good result…I am sure that it was VS reserve team but just the same…still professional players in a league that is considered way above MLS….

  2. kofi_x5 says:

    Sweet !

    Andy–way to be positive and negative at the same time. Just the kind of fan the league needs.

  3. kofi_x5 says:

    btw– Sinisa said that 6 or 7 first team players played for Velez

  4. Joamiq says:

    kofi, it’s called perspective. Andy is still pleased with what he heard about the performance, as am I.

  5. Communist says:

    yeah im sure sinsa knows. he very educated with argentine football im sure. i bet he couldnt even name the strikeforce for boca juniors which anyone with a ulse should know.