New York Red Bulls Unmercifully Stampeded by Real Salt Lake in 3-0 Loss

With 10 games remaining in the 2011 Major League Soccer season, there is no evidence that the New York Red Bulls should be considered a serious contender for the 2011 MLS Cup.

A week after the Red Bulls flew to England to win the Emirates Cup, a tournament as meaningless as last year's Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic, the team played their first MLS match since July 23, 2011 when they tied FC Dallas 2-2 at Red Bull Arena.

Competing Saturday night against Real Salt Lake on the road at Rio Tinto Stadium, the Red Bulls were simply embarrassed by the home team in a 3-0 loss. In a battle of Eastern and Western Conference foes, RSL demonstrated on Saturday night why they're the stingiest team in MLS.

With their superb defense, Real Salt Lake has only allowed 16 goals all season. Desperately needing to end a two-game losing streak, Real Salt Lake dissected the Red Bulls defense as they produced goals from a set piece, a strike and a penalty kick.


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