Mar 8, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke speaks during the first half agasint the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
New York Red Bulls Player Ratings
Luis Robles 1
Six saves mean nothing if you give up four goals. This rating was originally reserved for Thierry Henry for not being able to play, or rather to Mike Petke for not allowing Henry to play. They have been spared, though, because these rating go to players who were on the pitch. That’s the rule. So as a result, Robles gets the Goat of the Match [dis]honor.
Richard Eckersley 2
Two clearances, two recoveries, two headers, two unsuccessful crosses. See a pattern? All right, the 37 unsuccessful passes should be considered here but in a poor result for New York, it’s insignificant.
Ibrahim Sekagya 3
Four clearances, three recoveries, 10 headers and 51 successful passes.
Bobby Convey 2.5
Five recoveries and 34 successful passes, but he gets a deductions for two unsuccessful crosses.
Roy Miller 1.5
Worst defender on the pitch for New York, but given his history of being the goat for the Red Bulls in a number of key games, it’s par for the course.
10 clearances, four recoveries and 34 successful passes. Decent debut, but not a result he would approve of.
Eric Alexander 3
Decent passing (52 successful passes, eight unsuccessful) and three layoffs. Frustrated to no end by his counterparts on the home team.
Dax McCarty 4.5
McCarty earns a deductions for his five unsuccessful crosses and 18 unsuccessful passes but he did had 58 successful passes and 11 recoveries.
Jonny Steele 2
Three interceptions, four recoveries…three unsuccesful crosses and nine unsuccessful passes. Another midfielder that stumbled out of the gates drunk as a skunk a la George Best…figuratively, I might add.
Lloyd Sam 2
Nine unsuccessful crosses and 16 unsuccessful passes. Only three tackles won and two recoveries. That is not the type of output you want to see from Sam if you barrack for the Red Bulls.
Peguy Luyindula 2.5
Good passing (30 successful passes, four unsuccessful), but bad crosses (two unsuccessful) to go with just one shot on target that was blocked.
Tim Cahill 1.5
No Thierry Henry meant no hope for Tim Cahill, who seemed lost at sea. No shots on goal, only two recoveries, two unsuccessful flick-ons. If only he realized that his Titanic team from the Big Apple was heading into that iceberg in Vancouver…
Bradley Wright-Phillips 6
Man of the match for New York after scoring a later goal to salvage pride for the Red Bulls.
Ruben Bover Izquierdo NR
Came into the game late, no rating given.