New York City FC won a 1-0 Hudson River Derby Thriller over the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer action at Yankee Stadium. Scoring the lone goal for the Boys in Blue was Maxi Moralez in the 85 mark.
Playing in front of 30,027 fans, who were able to see a physical and intense First Half of play as both teams saw plenty of scoring opportunities and tough tackles. Some of the highlights of the shots came from Rodney Wallace and Maxime Chanot, who had a shot just go wide of the NYCFC cage towards the end of play.
Bradley Wright-Phillips was one of two highlights on the offense for the New York Red Bulls, along with a wonderful opportunity by Alejandro Romero Gamarra, which was denied by Sean Johnson.
To start the second half Alexander Callens made a spectacular diving stop of a storming Wright-Phillips that denied the forward a great scoring opportunity. The Red Bulls continued to press the offensive attack around the 50′ mark as Daniel Royer attempted a header, and almost hurt himself in the process.
Johnson continued his amazing play in the cage denying Kemar Lawrence of a golden opportunity at the 52 mark. The stellar defense for New York City FC continued at the 55 mark as Alex Ring made a tremendous defensive stop for the Boys in Blue denying a great opportunity from of a great Alex Muyl.
Gamarra had another tremendous opportunity around the 75 minute that just missed the cage for the Red Bulls. During the 76 marker Luis Robles made a ESPN Top 10 diving save from an opportunity by Jesus Medina.
Moralez broke the New York Red Bulls Defense with his Seventh Goal of the Season at the 85 mark with an assist from Jonathan Lewis. The New York City FC Defense took it from there shutting down the match and earning a 1-0 victory.
Here are some interesting stats and milestones from the match
- Rodney Wallace made his first start since the 2018 World Cup
- Maxi Moralez scored his seventh goal of the season
- NYCFC have won their last three home Hudson River Derby games
- Ronald Matarrita returned for his first appearance since the end of May
- Sean Johnson kept his sixth clean sheet of the season
- Domènec Torrent took charge of his first Hudson River Derby
- 30,027 fans watched the game inside Yankee Stadium – the biggest crowd of the season so far
The Boys in Blue are back at home on Wednesday night, July 11 when Montreal Impact are the visitors.
The New York Red Bulls will next be in action on July 14, when they host Sporting Kansas City in a match at Red Bulls Arena scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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New York Red Bulls Head Coach Chris Armas
New York City FC Head Coach Domènec Torrent
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