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New York Red Bulls Defeat New England from Unlikely Veron Game-Winning Goal (Highlights)

The New York Red Bulls won a thriller in New England by a score of 3-2. Gonzalo Veron was the unlikely hero in the 90th minute.

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May 10, 2015; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York City FC forward Patrick Mullins (14) plays the ball while being defended by New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall (25) during the second half at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls defeated NYC FC 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls defeated the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in a 3-2 heated matchup.

In the first match between New York Red Bulls and New England in a two game, 10-day stretch is declared RED. In a heated matchup, five goals were scored, one penalty kick and a game winner in the 90th minute saw RBNY to victory.

Two early goals by New England were met by two RBNY equalizers. In the 90th minute, an unlikely hero, designated player, Gonzalo Veron scored to win the game for RBNY.

Goals were scored by Teal Bunbury in the 21st minute. Two minutes later in the 23rd Bradley-Wright Phillips cracked a screaming volley which ricocheted off the crossbar into the back of the net.

In the 26th minute, Lee Nguyen off a deflected shot chipped a diving Luis Robles.

Later, in the second half, Sean Davis was fouled in the corner of the 18-yard box by Gershon Koffie. In the 55th minute, Daniel Royer converted the penalty kick to make the match level.

Heroics came late in the match from an unlikely RBNY source. Gonzalo Veron, a player who only has seen 167 minutes this season collected a pass from Felipe in New England’s defensive third. Without hesitation, Veron slotted a ground ball into the far post, out of the reach of the New England keeper.

When speaking about RBNY’s ability to maintain strong into the second half Jesse March said, “The game could have gone either way at the end. It was in the balance for sure, and we were able to make a play right at the end of the game and hang on.”

Marsch continued to praise Veron’s late performance, “We still feel like he’s a guy who can make plays, he’s an important guy.”

RBNY Sacha Kljestan commented after the game, “I think in the end we were just a little bit more fit.” Kljestan also commented on Veron’s ability to contribute to the team. Today he showed what value he has in the team’s journey to make the MLS Playoffs.

This makes three games in a row now that RBNY has defeated New England. These teams will meet again in less than ten days. On July 13, RBNY will visit New England for a shot at advancement in the US Open Cup.

Chris Sudol is a former college soccer player who now avidly supports the New York Red Bulls, Arsenal, and Barcelona, among many other soccer teams.