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San Jose Earthquakes vs New York Red Bulls 0-1 – post game quotes – VIDEO

Red Bulls midfielder Joel Lindpere scored game winner, just like his team little higher then Earthquakes defender Tim Ward. PHOTO by Howard C. Smith / ISIPhotos.com

Red Bulls midfielder Joel Lindpere scored game winner, just like his team little higher then Earthquakes defender Tim Ward. PHOTO by Howard C. Smith / ISIPhotos.com

 

SANTA CLARA, CA (Oct. 30, 2010) – The New York Red Bulls took control of their two-leg Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday night, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, at Buck Shaw Stadium behind a Joel Lindpere second half strike and a stout defensive performance. New York now heads into its home leg at Red Bull Arena on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 8:00 PM with a key one-goal advantage.


Tickets for the second leg are on sale now by calling 1.877.RBSOCCER or logging onto www.newyorkredbulls.com. Under the aggregate goal semifinal format, the team that scores the most goals in the two legs will advance to the Eastern Conference Final – a game against either the Columbus Crew or Colorado Rapids that the top seeded Red Bulls would host if they were to win the series.

It was an end to end game between New York, the Eastern Conference regular season champion, and playoff wild card San Jose, and it took only two minutes for the game’s first scoring chance, as Earthquakes Designated Player Geovanni threatened New York’s goal with a volley that zipped across the goal frame. Three minutes later, the Red Bulls forced goalkeeper Jon Busch to make his first save of the match, as midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy’s point blank header from a Chris Albright pass was pushed away. Soon after, Busch was called upon again, this time parrying a Lindpere shot out of bounds.

In the 32nd minute, Ballouchy again nearly put his name on the scoresheet. The Moroccan gathered the ball from Juan Pablo Angel and curled a shot towards the right post that skipped just wide. The best chance of the opening stanza for either team came with a minute left in the half. Angel headed the ball into the air in the penalty box and Busch could not haul it in. The ball fell to Lindpere, whose blast was cleared off the line by defender Jason Hernandez.

In the second half, both sides continued to push for the first goal. Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez fired a shot towards the left post that Busch tipped.

After putting San Jose under pressure, the Red Bulls broke through in the 56th minute. Angel put in a cross that was headed down by Earthquakes defender Brandon McDonald. The ball dropped to Lindpere, who controlled it and hit a short-angle shot from 10 yards out from the left side past Busch and into the back of the net.

Red Bulls forward Juan Agudelo, making his first MLS start and becoming the first Red Bulls Academy player to start and feature in a MLS playoff game, almost doubled the visitors’ lead four minutes later, shooting it at Busch by the left upright. Moments after, the 17-year-old U.S. Youth National Team standout and fourth youngest player to start a playoff game in League history, stripped Scott Sealy of possession and went in alone on goal. His ensuing attempt was blocked by a diving Busch.

The Earthquakes’ best opportunity to tie the game came seven minutes from full time. San Jose substitute Eduardo got on the end of a deflected Chris Wondolowski shot but the Brazilian’s attempt slammed off the right post. In second half stoppage time, Coundoul went to make a full extension save from a Bobby Convey try to preserve the shutout.

Tickets for the Red Bulls’ MLS Cup semifinals playoff match on Thursday, Nov. 4 against the Earthquakes at 8:00 PM (TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3) are available and can be purchased by calling 1.877.RBSOCCER, or by logging onto www.newyorkredbulls.com .

New York Red Bulls 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0
Oct. 30, 2010 – Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, CA


Scoring Summary:

NY: Joel Lindpere 1 (unassisted) 56′

Disciplinary Summary:

NY: Mehdi Ballouchy (caution) 47’+
SJ: Chris Wondolowski (caution) 65’
NY: Roy Miller (caution) 71’
NY: Bouna Coundoul (caution) 83’

New York Red Bulls –
Bouna Coundoul (GK), Chris Albright, Carlos Mendes, Tim Ream, Roy Miller, Rafa Marquez, Mehdi Ballouchy (Jeremy Hall 92’+), Joel Lindpere (Carl Robinson 91’+), Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel, Juan Agudelo

Substitutes Not Used:
Greg Sutton (GK), Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Conor Chinn, Mike Petke, Danleigh Borman

San Jose Earthquakes –
Jon Busch (GK), Tim Ward, Jason Hernandez, Brandon McDonald, Ramiro Corrales, Geovanni (Khari Stephenson 82’), Sam Cronin (Arturo Alvarez 69’), Scott Sealy (Eduardo 62’), Bobby Convey, Ryan Johnson, Chris Wondolowski

Substitutes Not Used:
Brian Edwards (GK), Bobby Burling, Chris Leitch, Brad Ring

Referee:
Paul Ward
Referee’s Assistants:
Joe Fletcher, Corey Rockwell
4 th Referee:
Jorge Gonzalez
Attendance:
10,525

www.newyorkredbulls.com

QUOTES

NEW YORK RED BULLS COACH HANS BACKE

NEW YORK RED BULLS JOEL LINDPERE

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SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOP
On the result:

“I think it was an even game, I thought we played well tonight. We had our chances to score, but it felt like one of those games where you’re going to get one. A couple fell to (Chris Wondolowski) Wondo in the second half where he is usually going to bury that, but he didn’t. I think a draw would have been a fair result, I don’t feel we deserved to lose.”

On the second leg in New York:

“New York are happy to come away with the win, but at least it’s only one goal down. We can head into New York and come away with a two-nil win and go through, so at least it’s not way out of reach, and we have that to hang on to.  Right now, we are one-nil down at halftime.”

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER JASON HERNANDEZ

On tonight’s result:

“I thought first of all, that the crowd was fantastic tonight, they really got behind us. We came out on top of them, and they’re a good team. We had some good opportunities, they had some good opportunities, and what it comes down to with who moves on are plays in front of goal. They got one, and we were chasing and looking for a goal, but we couldn’t find it. I think we can take a lot of positives out of the game. It came down to efficiency in the final third.”

On the second leg:

“We have played well on the road all season, so we will just go do it. I’ve never come in during halftime of a game and started celebrating like the game is won, so it’s just a break right now, it’s halftime. We will come out in New York with the same mentality and hopefully the ball will bounce our way a bit and we will get the result over there.”

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCH

On the 1-0 result:

“They’re a dangerous team and have a lot of dangerous weapons. They had a lot of opportunities and we had a few where we could have tied it up, but unfortunately we didn’t. We know what we have to do now and luckily, it’s only one.”

Looking Ahead:

“We said when we walked out, (Ramiro Corrales) Rams and I were talking, saying remember, it’s a two-game series. You don’t want to kill yourself in game two. You need to give yourself an opportunity in game two. Would we like to go to New York with a lead? Absolutely, but it didn’t happen. There’s a whole ninety minutes left to play. We have to go for it, it’s the playoffs and we have to go for it. We will never give up, battle to the end and see what happens in New York now.”

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