Posted April 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
Though they have two of the league's top scorers, the New York Red Bulls are learning that leading MLS in goals can't totally make up for an injury-plagued defense. The Red Bulls have a host of problems with their entire back line heading into Saturday's home matchup against the well-rested New England Revolution. No team is scoring more than New York (3-3-1), which has 17 goals with eight by Thierry Henry and seven from Kenny Cooper. The problem is that the Red Bulls have conceded 14 over seven games for the second-worst ratio in the league ahead of only winless Toronto FC. There are extenuating circumstances as to why the Red Bulls have been so bad defensively. Center back Stephen Keel left Sunday's 4-1 loss at D.C. with a stress fracture that will sideline him for three weeks, and right back Jan Gunnar Solli suffered a calf injury in the defeat. Left back Roy Miller (knee) and center Wilman Conde (groin) are already out, and veteran midfielder Rafa Marquez isn't an option to ...
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