Red Bulls Blanked At Home By Colorado

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Red Bulls midfielder Josh Sims (20) shoots against Colorado Rapids defender Sam Vines (13). Photo: Noah K. Murray-USA Today Sports

An old foe returned to Red Bull Arena Saturday night and proved to be a thorn in the side of the New York Red Bulls.

Jonathan Lewis, formerly of New York City FC, was back in the New York area as a member of the Colorado Rapids and scored both goals in the road team’s 2-0 win. Lewis scored in the 14th minute and 87th minute.

The loss was the second straight for the Red Bulls following its 2-1 defeat to NYCFC the week prior. 

Luis Robles made four saves for New York, with several big stops in the second half that kept the match a one-goal game.

Dropping three points to Colorado at home comes at a bad time for New York, which now sits in fifth place with 41 points, just four points ahead of eighth-place Montreal Impact. 

The Red Bulls have five matches remaining on the season, three of which are away from home. Up next is a west coast trip that will see New York face the Seattle Sounders on September 15 and Portland Timbers three days later.

Following home matches against the Philadelphia Union on September 22 and D.C. United on September 29, the Red Bulls close out the regular season on October 6 in Montreal against the Impact.