Red Bulls defeat Crew and Stays on top of the East


A big test at Red Bull Arena came as Kei Kamara and his Columbus Crew came over to try and find a way to knock off the Red Bulls from the top of the Eastern Conference and it looked like at first it might have happened after Justin Mearm found a way to poke home the opening goal just past the fingertips of Luis Robles.

But once again nothing fazes these Red Bulls as this was just a blip on the radar and as always they found a way to comeback and win the match as the home side found a way to get it done. Two big goals to beat Steve Clark and win it 2-1
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Lloyd Sam who has had a great season and added many goals to his campaign converted the equalizer in the 12th minute. After a good steal by Mike Grella attacking the goal, his shot was stopped by Steve Clark, but the rebound went to Sacha Kljestan who squared the ball across the area to Sam who roofed it top shelf. 

Then it was Bradley Wright-Phillips turn to get another chance at goal and did so in the 21st minute. Once again Grella forces Clark to make a bad play and Connor Lade gets a hold of the ball and makes a beautiful cross to BWP who heads it home for the lead.

All first half you have seen Steve Clark make rash decisions with the ball and allowing the Red Bulls to try to score more than just two goals. In fact it could've been four or five more by the Red Bulls if they kept getting fed the ball like that. 

But once again a solid defensive second half for the Red Bulls as they prevent the Crew from getting an equalizer let alone trying to win the match and the Red Bulls find a way to get the full three points and remain at the top of the east as well as the top of the league in the Supporters shield race. 

This game however was the second match that Jesse Marsch missed due to suspension as he was sent off in the last match against Orlando City. Denis Hamlet took over and goes 2-0 in games that Marsch is suspended, but to be honest Marsch never escalated the situation and even though he flapped his arms, it wasn't in an escalated situation. 

But now the Red Bulls are moving on and ready to take on those games in hand as they face the exciting Didier Drogba and a revamped Montreal Impact in mid-week action.
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