New York Red Bulls Vs. Sporting Kansas City: A Maybe Offside Luke Rodgers Puts New York Up

The New York Red Bulls are the first team on the scoreboard thanks to a 22nd minute goal by Luke Rodgers, but was the Englishman offside? It's tough to tell. The Red Bulls quickly restarted near midfield as Rafa Marquez played a ball to Thierry Henry, which was flicked into the path of Dwayne De Rosario. Rosario spotted Rodgers making a run and with his second touch played a perfect cross that Rodgers easily put past a helpless Jimmy Nielsen.

Was Rodgers offside when De Rosario played him in though? It's tough to tell.

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The build up was so quick that the linesman was behind the play and didn't have a good angle to tell whether or not Rodgers was offside. Offside or not, the goal was given and the Red Bulls lead 1-0. It's a deserved lead to after they opened the match in complete control and even earned a penalty, only to see Nielsen save Marquez's spot kick. Now Kansas City must push for a goal, something they have looked completely incapable of in the first 25 minutes.

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