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Red Bulls 2 - 1 Columbus Crew: Mama There goes that Man


Image Credit: Red Bulls Twitter


What an electric comeback victory for the Red Bulls in Harrison tonight I'm still riled up on my way home from the game. Ill have a more thorough post match analysis later on in the weekend but I figured I'd post a fun brain dump I wrote while attending the game. Let me know on Twitter if you'd like to see more off the cuff content!


1st half


Out of possession: pressing in a 4-2-3-1 with Casseres tucking in centrally and Harper staying high and wide


In Possession: 4-4-2/3-4-3 with Nealis providing width/overload out right


RBNY pressing very efficiently so far particularly in the opposition half


Columbus struggling to match intensity, Zelarayan and Matan are both very isolated

Playing many balls over the top, cant play through RBNY midfield


Biggest takeaway through 30: Tolkin positioning, Columbus inability to play through the press


The wheels fall off the bus, uncharacteristic error from Reyes and Colonel


Columbus 1-0: 0.05 xg, 11 less attacks, 18 less dangerous attacks. Say less



2nd half


Tactical switch Edelman for Manoel


Lopsided 4-3-3 or 4-2-2-2: Manoel and Burke two strikers, Harper tucking in as RIF Nealis pushing up very high


Much more effective press, early second half goal

  • Luquinhas gets his early (!!)

Harper staying higher up centrally and Manoel stepping back as Deep lying forward as half progresses, Red Bulls flying forward


Vanzeir comes on around the 63rd, needs to see more of the ball


VANZEEEIIIIRRR (sometimes one touch is all you need hehe)


!!! Red Bulls win (scoring twice) !!!


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