In the Major League Soccer Regular Season restart the rivalry between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls continue, with the latest edition of the Hudson River Derby leading in a 1-0 loss for the Boys in Blue.
With no supporters in the stands for the 17th edition of the Derby, the two teams were able to get back to playing in familiar territory. As the Phase 1 restart began in the Red Bulls Arena. There was a ton of action and also a milestone moment as Ronald Matarrita became the fifth NYCFC player to reach 100 MLS appearances for NYCFC.
New York City FC had the momentum starting the match, seeing some wonderful opportunities with shots on goals. One such opportunity came from Maxime Chanot, that was saved by Red Bulls keeper Ryan Meara.
Bringing a great energy and attacking presence in the 45 for the Boys in Blue was Héber, who was able to create some great chances throughout. It was in the Second Half that the lone goal was scored by the Red Bulls as Kyle Duncan found the back of the cage.
The Boys in Blue were not able to find an equalizer, but were overall able to get off to a better start now having some great soccer legs during their time in the Bubble in the MLS is Back Tournament.
As always having an outstanding game in the keepers position for New York was Sean Johnson, who made some ESPN Top-10 quality stops during the course of the match.
Now New York City FC will get to see how they fare in the rest of the Major League Soccer regular season, up next the Boys in Blue will host the Columbus Crew SC at Red Bull Arena on Monday, August 24 at 7:00PM ET
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