ANDREW RICK’S CLEAN SHEET GIVES UNION A PT, OUT OF LAST PLACE!

By Jenny Masters

Finally, some positive Union news!

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Rick made five saves for a clean sheet in his third career MLS start and the Union drew 0-0 draw with the visiting New York Red Bulls.

With Andre Blake still sidelined due to surgery on his meniscus, Rick helped the Union (4-9-9, 21 points) snap a five-match losing streak, though their winless run is now at nine matches (0-5-4).

The Red Bulls (9-4-9, 36 points) extended their unbeaten streak to five matches, although four of those results have been draws.

Rick allowed six goals in his first two starts but got the nod over Oliver Semmle, who struggled in Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Chicago Fire.

In the 44th minute, Union forward Chris Donovan failed to punish John Tolkin for his misplayed clearance when he headed the ball just over the bar from close range.

Rick reacted quickly at the near post to save Cameron Harper’s one-time effort off a low cross from the right side in the 53rd minute.

On the other end, Coronel made an exceptional save on Daniel Gazdag in the 56th minute.

For the visitors, Elias Manoel missed wide of the target on a sliding one-time effort in the 86th minute, and Dennis Gjengaar poked his shot from close range directly at Rick a minute later.

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