Mark Rzatkowski and Kaku celebrate his first-half goal. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
HARRISON, N.J. — Despite dominating the match, the Red Bulls were forced to settle for a 1-1 MLS draw with the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena Saturday night.
New York could not hold onto a 1-0 first-half lead as the Revs tallied the equalizer on a Gustvao Bou goal midway through the second half before 18,177.
The Red Bulls (38 points) moved to 11-10-5 as it owns a 9-0-2 mark vs. New England (9-9-8, 35) at RBA.
After dominating the match, the Red Bulls knew they allowed two points to get away.
“Yeah, it’s frustrating … because in this in the soccer game it’s most important to score goals,” Rzatkowski said. “I think the best part is that we created a lot of chances and we had opportunities to score. But overall we have to say we have to score more than one goal and this is the frustration for sure. But I think we had a good game. A complete team performance and like I said also before we deserve to win today but sometimes it did not happen this way.”
Added midfielder Daniel Royer: “Obviously disappointed. We always want to win, especially at home. But I think we left it all out on the field today. I think we looked like us. We created tons of chances. I think we were the better team.”
After a failed clearance by a New England defender, Marc Rzatkowski settled the ball at the top of the 18-yard box and launched his shot under the cross bar for an early 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.
It was Rzatkowski’s fourth goal as a Red Bull.
The Revolution responded in the 65th minute as Carles Gil sent a through ball into the 18-yard box for Bou, who beat goalkeeper Luis Robles to the far post for the equalizer.
The Red Bulls hit the road for back-to-back matches during Rivalry Week, beginning with D.C. United at RBA Wendesday at 8 p.m.