Greg Sutton: Canadian keeper made key save for Red Bulls in the second half off of Eric Hassli's effort.
The script was reversed on Saturday. The fireworks came early at Empire Field, and then the Vancouver Whitecaps and New York Red Bulls played out a tense chess match in the second half as the club drew 1-1.
When the Whitecaps play at home, Canadian soccer fans have become used to seeing last-second comebacks, second-half momentum changes and thrills right before the final whistle.
On Saturday, the DP-less Red Bulls were held largely in check by the Whitecaps back line. If not for one slip on the artificial surface from Whitecaps fullback Alain Rochat, which cleared the path for Red Bull Luke Rodgers score the equalizer, Jay Nolly would have earned only his second MLS clean sheet at home this season.
After Camilo’s redirected a Rochat cross into the Red Bulls goal behind Canadian keeper Greg Sutton — only to have it ruled out for offside, the Brazilian striker was created the opening goal of the game.
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