New York Records Second-Straight Home Cleansheet, Defeats Toronto, 2-0
Newly-acquired midfielder Frankie Amaya's first MLS goal helped the New York Red Bulls (2-2-0, 6 pts) defeat Toronto FC (0-2-1, 1 point), 2-0 on Saturday at Red Bull Arena.
New York has won back-to-back matches by a scoreline of 2-0 at Red Bull Arena to move into a three-way tie for second in the Eastern Conference.
Head Coach Gerhard Struber improved to 2-2-0 as New York's manager and owns a career mark of 27-26-12.
The Red Bulls are 25-13-4 in their last 42 matches at Red Bull Arena. New York has outscored their opponent, 60-37, during that stretch.
Caden Clark dispossessed a Toronto midfielder in the offensive third and swung his pass to Fábio inside the box. Fábio controlled the pass with his back to the net and sent a pass to the top of the box for Amaya. Amaya line up his shot and beat Alex Bono to the near post for the 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute
New York doubled the lead in the 69th minute as Dru Yearwood sent a through ball into the box for Fábio, who dribbled into Bono to create a loose ball in the box. Clark came crashing in and tapped in the loose ball for the 2-0 lead.
Clark surpassed Cristian Casseres Jr for the team lead in goals with three. The Medina, Minnesota, native also tallied his first MLS regular-season assist for his first multi-point performance in league play.
All three of Clark's goals in 2021 have come at Red Bull Arena.
Amaya recorded his first MLS regular-season goal in his third game as a Red Bull and 43rd in his MLS career.
Amaya became the fourth different Red Bulls goal scorer in 2021.
Fábio doubled his assist total to four with two more assists against Toronto FC. The Brazilian striker has tallied multi-assist performances in back-to-back gamesand currently leads MLS with four assists.
Brazilian goalkeeper Carlos Coronel recorded his second-straight clean sheet at New York and his third career in MLS. Coronel needed just one save to tally the shutout.
Coronel raised New York's total cleansheets at Red Bull Arena to 74 across all competitions.
Red Bulls Academy product John Tolkin made his first senior team appearance.
Captain Sean Davis moved into a three-way tie with John Wolyniec and Seth Stammler for eighth all-time at New York in MLS regular-season starts with 142.
New York hits the road for two matches, beginning at Philadelphia on Saturday, May 15. Kickoff between the Red Bulls and Union is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on MSG and MSG GO 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 2, Toronto FC 0
2021 MLS Regular-Season Match 4
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 1 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY - Frankie Amaya 1 (Fábio, Clark) 32'
NY - Caden Clark 3 (Fábio) 69'
NY - Andrew Gutman (yellow, foul 31'
NY - Frankie Amaya (yellow, foul) 59'
TOR - Richie Laryea (yellow, foul) 73'
TOR - Omar Gonzalez (yellow, foul) 78'
New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; Aaron Long, Sean Nealis, Kyle Duncan, Andrew Gutman (John Tolkin, 88'), Frankie Amaya (Dru Yearwood, 65'), Sean Davis ©, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Caden Clark (Omir Fernandez, 79'), Fábio (Cameron Harper, 88'), Brian White (Daniel Royer, HT)
Unused Subs: Ryan Meara; Amro Tarek, Tom Edwards, Wiki Carmona
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 13; POSSESSION: 54.8%; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 1
Toronto FC: Alex Bono; Richie Laryea, Chris Mavinga, Omar Gonzalez, Auro Jr (Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, 70'), Michael Bradley Jr ©, Marky Delgado (Noble Okello, 81'), Nick DeLeon, Ralph Priso (Justin Morrow, 56'), Jayden Nelson (Yeferson Soteldo, 56'), Ayo Akinola (Patrick Mullins, 70')
Unused Subs: Eriq Zavaleta, Quentin Westberg, Luke Singh, Tsubasa Endoh
TOTAL SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 11; POSSESSION: 45.2%; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 1
Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr
Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson, Logan Brown
4th Official: Thomas Snyder
VAR: Drew Fischer
AVAR: Kathryn Nesbitt
Attendance: limited attendance
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