The Red Bulls seem to be going through a familiar theme. An inability to hold onto a lead. The season opener against the Portland Timbers saw the NE side comeback from a two goal deficit to draw 3-3.
Yesterday, on the road against San Jose, Eric Alexander volleyed them into the lead after Thierry Henry's floated a chip that was headed by Jason Hernandez straight to the right back sneaking in far post. The Red Bulls fought off the Quakes and their attack mainly because of Dax McCarty's midfield exertions. But the last 10 minutes brought on the sort of attentional lapses that left Mike Petke awaiting his first win.
First, Sam Cronin's whipping cross has Adam Jahn sticking his left foot out for the equalizer as the Red Bulls defence lose him far post. Then a corner finds Roy Miller handballing Jahn's header. Chris Wondolowski's PK was saved by Robles diving to his right but it was retaken because Miller had encroached (mildly put because it was more a stroll) the area before the kick. This time Wondolowski needed no further reprieve.