Red Bulls Losing Streak Now At Three

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Minnesota Angelo Rodriguez (9) and New York Red Bulls midfielder Aaron Long (33). Photo: Noah K. Murray-USA Today Sports

The New York Red Bulls dropped its third consecutive match falling to Minnesota United 2-1 Saturday at Red Bull Arena.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 34th minute when Abu Danladi found the back of the net. Romain Metanire started the play by serving a ball into the box where Angelo Rodriguez chested the ball and passed to Danladi, who tapped in a first-time attempt.

Second half substitute Romario Ibarra doubled Minnesota’s lead five minutes into the second half. Francisco Calvo crossed to Rodriguez, whose shot was blocked by the Red Bulls Aaron Long. But the loose ball found Ibarra, who beat Luis Robles.

Cristian Casseres Jr. pulled the Red Bulls to within one in the 70th minute with his first Major League Soccer goal. Tim Parker was able to connect with a Sean Davis corner kick and put his downward header on frame. Minnesota keeper Vito Mannone made the save, but the ball found Casseres who was able to finish.

After starting the season with four points from its first two matches, New York has lost three straight, including two at home. Red Bulls have only scored one goal over the three matches.

Chris Armas, New York’s head coach, said he is not sensing any frustration with the players as the team goes through a rough patch.

“It’s about can you impose your style of play on the opponent. That was the question going in,” he said. “But when the other team is giving you so much space it’s tempting to play a bit underneath. But we have to be sharp in those moments with the final pass or play.”

Up next for Red Bulls is a road match at Sporting Kansas City. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.