New York Falls to Columbus Crew 2-1
The New York Red Bulls (6-11-5, 23 points) suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Columbus Crew (8-11-6, 30 points) on Tuesday night at Lower.com Field.
New York found the first goal of the match in the 25th minute, when the Red Bulls delivered a long throw-in to Columbus's eighteen-yard box, midfielder Dru Yearwood got on the end of it and flicked it on in the path of forward Patryk Klimala, who slotted his shot in the back of the net.
After goalkeeper Carlos Coronel's initial save on Columbus midfielder Alexandru Matan, the ball fell to the head of Darlington Nagbe, who's effort found the back of the net in the 74th minute.
In the 88th minute, Columbus midfielder Lucas Zelarayan fired a shot from the top of New York's eighteen-yard box that was saved by Coronel, but the rebound found the feet of Miguel Berry. Berry brought the ball to his left foot and scored to give the Crew the lead.
Klimala scored his fifth goal of the season and his first since August 14 against CF Montreal. He now leads the club in goals scored this season.
The Polish striker has recorded four of his five goals on the road this year.
Klimala has been involved in three of New York's last five goals with two goals and one assist.
Yearwood tallied his second assist of the season with his first coming on July 3 against Orlando City SC.
Coronel registered four saves tonight and now ranks tied for seventh in MLS in road saves with 36.
Red Bulls Captain Sean Davis moved pass Dane Richards for sole possession of fifth place in franchise history for MLS regular season games played with 160.
Davis moved pass Carlos Mendes for sole possession of sixth place in franchise history for MLS regular season games started with 129.
The Holmdel, NJ native passed Mendes for sixth place in franchise history in MLS regular season minutes played with 11,536.
Following Tuesday's match, New York will face off against Inter Miami CF for the first time this season on Friday, September 17 at DRV PNK Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on FS1, FOX Deportes, and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and NewYorkRedBulls.com.
New York Red Bulls 1, Columbus Crew 2
2021 MLS Regular-Season Match 22
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Lower.com Field | Columbus, OH
NY - Patryk Klimala 5 (Yearwood) 25'
CLB - Darlington Nagbe 2 (unassisted) 74'
CLB - Miguel Berry 5 (unassisted) 88'
NY - Dru Yearwood (caution, foul) 33'
New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; John Tolkin, Andrew Gutman, Sean Nealis, Tom Edwards (Andrés Reyes, 59'), Kyle Duncan, Sean Davis ©, Cristian Cásseres, Jr (Youba Diarra, 73'), Dru Yearwood (Caden Clark,39'), Omir Fernandez (Fábio, HT), Patryk Klimala (Tom Barlow, 67')
Unused Subs: AJ Marcucci, Amro Tarek, Frankie Amaya, Omar Sowe
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 9; POSSESSION: 39.6%; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 1
Columbus Crew: Eloy Room; Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah ©, Vito Wormgoor (Josh Williams, 60'), Pedro Santos (Saad Abdul-Salaam, 6'), Marlon Hairston (Liam Fraser, 60'), Darlington Nagbe, Luis Diaz (Miguel Berry, 70'), Lucas Zelarayan, Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Alexandru Matan, 60), Gyasi Zardes (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 87')
Unused Subs: Evan Bush, Aboubacar Keita, Erik Hurtado
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 ; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 5; POSSESSION: 60.4%; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Peter Balciunas, Jeffrey Greeson
4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
VAR: Carol Anne Chenard
AVAR: Craig Lowry
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