Van den Bergh keeps scoring in Florida-closing RSL tie
February 18, 2007 (Official Game Summary)
A late goal helped hold the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Sunday night at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Midfielder Dave van den Bergh scored his team-leading third goal of the preseason as the Red Bulls ended their Florida camp with a 3-1-1 record.
New York had the brunt of the possession and control in the first half with Van den Bergh earning the first chance of the night 10 minutes in when he headed a well-placed cross high.
After consistent pressure, the Red Bulls broke through in the 41st minute. Seth Stammler was able to play a ball to Van den Bergh on the left wing. The midfielder raced into the penalty box before blasting a shot from 15-yards-out that curled into the side netting.
Real Salt Lake were able to snip a draw with four minutes left to play. A ball that was played from the right wing went to Carey Talley, who was located near the left post. Talley then volleyed it back to Kenny Cutler, who was able to bundle it past Conway.
The match marked the first time in the preseason where sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena had some of his players go the full 90, as Jeff Parke and Wynne each played the entire match.