FT: NYCFC get their revenge with a clutch 2-1 victory over the Bulls!
It was a thorough performance by City throughout. Despite going down early, they never hung their heads or got away from their identity. They hung in there and put two goals in, both earned!
90’+5: Sebastien Ibeagha comes on for Mitrita
90’+3: Matarrita is sent off for his altercation with Murillo. That seemed way too extreme!
Six minutes of stoppage time!? The crowd just let out a collected groan.
90’: Callens to the rescue! Whoa, that wasn’t pretty.
87’: Taty had a strong case for a foul there.
81’: Tony Rocha comes on for Héber
71’: City seem to have taken their foot off the gas. And we all know what they’re prone to do when that happens.
67’: SeanJohn with a big save!
56’: Keaton almost made it three! Tinerholm’s sot is parried by Robles. Parks has an open net but can’t put it in. That hurts.
53’: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!!! NYCFC grab the lead!!!
Tinnerholm was able to carry the ball to the byline before centering the ball to Héber to tapped home a sublime backheel past Robles. Good guys lead 2-1!
49’: That’s the third post tonight! Taty goes through Robles’ legs, but it clangs off the post again.
It’s time for the least set of 45 minutes! Can City finish this one off strong?
HT: We’re all level at 1-1 at the end of the first half.
NYCFC is controlling the play and have looked like the better time for a majority of the game. But one defensive lapse has proven costly, even if they got it back with their penalty.
42’: PENALTY!!! Maxi is brought down by Murillo!
Maxi steps up... AND BAGS IT!!!!!!!! We’re level!!!
36’: Héber strikes the woodwork! Dammit, that deserved a goal!
32’: Keaton Parks flirts with goal, but Robles is up to task.
Also, Alex Ring got a yellow card and will miss the next game due to accumulation.
25’: No doubt about it, NYCFC are the better team right now. But the difference is one mistake. The Bulls capitalized on City’s flub, but City hasn’t made the Bulls pay for theirs. Credit to RB’s defense.
19’: Taty nearly levels it! Mata’s cross isinch perfect and met by Castellanos in the box. Agonizingly, it’s off the crossbar.
11’: Goal. Bad Guys.
A turnover off a longball (surprise, surprise) leads to a tidy Red Bulls goal finished off by Alex Muyl. 1-0 New Jersey
6’: Not a bad sequence for City to start. Obviously, you want a shot there. But the buildup was solid.
We’re off in the Bronx! You can feel the tension in the air, filling up the stadium. We might see an explosion. Let’s just hope that NYCFC are on the right side of it.
Rosters are out! Not much in the way of surprises for this one. NYCFC seem to be lined up in a 4-3-3, but everyone knows that Domé Torrent’s team sheet isn’t always accurate as to his team’s shape.
New York City Starting XI:
- Suspended: None
- Suspended after next caution: Ben Sweat (D), Valentin Castellanos (F), Alex Ring (M), Maxime Chanot (D), Ronald Matarrita (D)
- International Duty: None
- Injury Report: OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury, Ben Sweat (D) - back injury; QUESTIONABLE: Ebenezer Ofori (M) - knee injury, Taty Castellanos (F) - cold
Red Bulls Starting XI:
- Suspended: Amro Tarek (D)
- Suspended after next caution: Kyle Duncan (D), Tim Parker (D), Amro Tarek (D)
- International duty: None
- Injury Report: OUT: Florian Valot (M) - torn ACL; QUESTIONABLE: Brian White (F) - ankle injury
Referees: Kevin Stott (referee); Eric Boria, Andrew Bigelow (assistant referees); Rubiel Vazquez (4th official); Ricardo Salazar (VAR)
How To Watch
Match date & time: August 24, 2019, 7:00 pm.
Venue: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
Online streaming: ESPN+
Local radio: WNYE 91.5 FM — English, ESPN Deportes AM1050 — Spanish
All-time series: ROUND 2! FIGHT!!!
After losing on an extremely controversial call last month, New York City FC get their second shot at the New York(Jersey) Red Bulls tonight in the Bronx. And it’s more than just a derby this time.
As we rapidly approach the beginning of September, NYCFC and the Bulls are both vying for favorable playoff positions — City are currently third in the Eastern Conference with 44 points and and are four points behind the leading Atlanta United with two games in hand, while the Bulls sit just three points behind the Blues. This game could be make-or-break for NYCFC who would like to see their hard work catapult them to the top of the Eastern table while NYRB are looking to just keep pace with the top three.
It’s expected to be a beautiful day for football in the Big Apple and we hope that these two bitter enemies give us quite the show (when I say “show”, I hope City blows them out).
This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.