By Steven Sandor The 11
Errors in the back prove costly as Impact overwhelmed by Henry, Red Bulls
The optimist will say that the New York Red Bulls’ 5-2 home win over the Montreal Impact was cruel on the visitors; that one of the goals came off a dubious penalty decision and another marker should have been called back for offside.
But, the realist will have to admit that the Impact gave way too many gifts to the offensively charged Red Bulls. And, a team that makes as many glaring errors as the Impact can have no qualm about taking zero points from match.
Suspect goalkeeping, poor passing out of the back and some awful marking contributed to New York’s, ahem, three goals that didn’t reek of controversy. And, while apologists may point to the Impact’s solid first-half effort which saw Montreal score twice, you can’t paper over the cracks that were apparent on defence and in goal.