The Union defense could not hold Saturday night as they conceded three times against their rival the Red Bulls. The Union endured a 25 minute spell in the first half where they held just 23% of possession. They cracked at the end of the first half allowing Kljestan a wide open chance to knot the score at 1-1. In the second half the Red Bulls showed what a truly diverse striker brings to an attack as Bradley Wright-Philips split the central defense following a long ball and easily beat a helpless Andre Blake. But it was defensive midfielder Dax McCarty who put the dagger in with the decisive goal. The Union will have two weeks to think about revenge as they face the Red Bulls in 15 days with a playoff position hanging in the balance.
So how did the Union players individually perform against New York? Fill out the sheet by rating the players on a scale from 1-10 using the guide below. The votes will be counted and in the future we'll compare the fans votes against other player ratings to see just how well the Union did.
Here's the scale:
1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star