Metro defeats Atlante reserves, 3:1
February 12, 2011 (Official Game Summary)

Atlante New York
Vigil Henry
02.12.11 · Preseason

Forwards Thierry Henry and Corey Hertzog and midfielder Matt Kassel opened their respective scoring accounts, as the New York Red Bulls earned a 3-1 win over a side consisting of Atlante's Reserves and Under-20 players Saturday afternoon. The victory lifted the Red Bulls' preseason record to 2-0-0, as they were coming off a penalty kick shootout win over the Atlante first team last Wednesday.

New York controlled the first portion of the opening stanza, with Dane Richards forcing the Atlante goalkeeper to make a stop five minutes in after the Jamaican danced through the opposition's defense. In the 10th minute, the goalkeeper was again called upon when Rafa Marquez's corner kick swung dangerously towards goal.

The Red Bulls drew first blood in the 30th minute. Forward Juan Agudelo had the ball on the right wing and put in a low cross to Henry, who took a touch before sliding his shot off the left post and into the back of the net.

Atlante's best chance of the half came in the 18th minute, as Andres Toloza raced through and blasted a left footed shot over the bar.

In the second half, the Red Bulls searched for their second goal. Forward Conor Chinn dispossessed an Atlante defender in the 51st minute and found John Rooney, who put his attempt just past the left post. Later, Chinn had a good opportunity to score himself, taking an Austin da Luz feed and blasting it high.

Kassel scored the eventual game-winner 10 minutes from full time. After a poor clearance by the Atlante goalkeeper, who was well outside of his area, Kassel one-timed an attempt from the right wing from 35-yards out into the back of the net.

Atlante pulled one back in the 83rd minute. Joaquin Vigil raced through the center of New York's defense and slotted it past goalkeeper Alex Horwath.

However, the Red Bulls quickly retook their two-goal advantage two minutes later. Hertzog gained possession on the left wing and floated a ball into the box that went around the goalkeeper and tucked into the goal.

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