Marquez Opens Red Bull Account in Style

In the 36th minute of Saturday’s New York-Toronto game at BMO field, recent Red Bulls signing Rafael Marquez took a pass from midfield partner Tony Tchani and half-volleyed a swerving shot into the upper right corner from 25 yards.

Check out the Goal of the Week candidate here:

Five minutes later, Marquez swung in a free kick that caromed off the shin of Toronto midfielder Joseph Nane and into the Toronto net.

Dwayne DeRosario pulled one back for the Reds after the break, but in the 60th minute, Toronto defender Nana Attakora, with Thierry Henry lurking behind him in the box, deliberately punched away a cross from New York winger Dane Richards.

He earned a straight red for the handball, and Juan Pablo Angel banged the penalty in off the crossbar to put New York up 3-1.

Former Toronto midfielder and Backpost whipping boy Carl Robinson scored  a fourth for New York soon after coming on for Marquez in the 74th minute.

Henry has yet to score for New York in MLS play, but he’s been a threat in every game and the team is 2-1-2 with him in the lineup.

The win ended Toronto’s 17-game home unbeaten streak (dating to last season) and gave New York 10 victories for the season, doubling their victory total from a year ago.

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2 comments on “Marquez Opens Red Bull Account in Style

  1. omatv says:

    who is the color commentator? shep messing?

  2. Tampa Bay Rowdy says:

    The one and only. With Steve Cangelosi doing play-by-play.

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