Thierry Henry bagged two goals and Juan Agudelo produced a sensational Goal of the Year candidate in stoppage time to lead the Red Bulls to a 4-0 shutout of D.C. United at RFK Stadium last night.
Both teams were coming off convincing 3-0 wins in their last outings, but it was New York that got going early when Jan Gunnar Solli took a nice layoff from Dane Richards and charged up the wing to serve a perfect ball for Henry to bury with an eight-yard header.
Early goal in the bank, the Red Bulls never looked back, cruising to the lopsided victory.
It was an impressive road win, and arguably a statement game to the rest of the league, as the Red Bulls’ talented roster gave a glimpse of its capabilities (and Dwayne De Rosario hasn’t even gotten it going yet).
But as Henry said in his postgame interview (see below), the scoreline was somewhat unfair to the Black-and-Red, which hit the post twice and forced two excellent saves from New York keeper Bouna Coundoul.
Highlights here (and you may want to watch Agudelo’s Roberto Cabanas-esque strike several times):
And here’s Henry’s postgame interview with ESPN: