A New England defender and Red Bulls midfielder Caden Clark (37) battle for the ball during the first half. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Red Bulls learned the hard way how much they miss injured center back Aaron Long Saturday night.

The 10-man Red Bulls saw an early one-goal lead wither away into a 3-1 loss to the New England Revolution at Foxborough Stadium.

New England extended its unbeaten streak to three games and remained unbeaten at home.

“It is disappointing anytime you lose a game and today is no different, especially when we had a strong start to the match,” Red Bulls captain Sean Davis said. “Something that we focused on, and we executed, and it is super disappointing to lose this game on a number of different levels. Yeah, it is frustrating to come back again and lose a game.”

Andres Reyes, playing in the pace of Long (out for the rest of the season) in the seventh minute, but New York could not find the net the rest of the way in the MLS match.

 

The Revs, however, did.

They equalized behind Gustavo Bou in the 36th minute as he beat keeper Carlos Coronel.

Two minutes later, life got worse for the Red Bulls as Reyes was sent for his second yellow card, forcing the visitors to play a man down the rest of the way.

New England took the lead to stay two minutes into first-half stoppage time on Tajon Buchanan’s score. The Revs added an insurance tally in the 82nd minute as Adam Buksa scored for the second consecutive match as a substitute.