Red Bulls Comeback Falls Shorts, Lose to Minnesota, 2-1
Minnesota United (3-2-0, 7 pts) defeated the New York Red Bulls (1-3-1, 4 pts) , 2-1, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls losing streak extended to three matches, which is the first time they had a three-match league losing streak since May of 2017.
Minnesota connected twice in the first 50 minutes of the match to build a 2-0 lead on the road.
Following a diving save by Minnesota goalkeeper Vito Mannone off a Tim Parker shot, Cristian Cásseres, Jr. launched the loose ball back into the net to cut the deficit to one, 2-1, in the 70th minute.
Casseres, Jr. recorded his first career MLS goal in just his fifth career league match.
New York's 18-year-old Danish striker Mathias Jørgensen made his first career start for the Red Bulls.
Bradley Wright-Phillips tallied his 200th career start as a Red Bull across all competitions.
Marcus Epps, who was acquired via the MLS Waiver Draft, made his first appearance for New York as he subbed in for Michael Amir Murillo in the 59th minute.
New York is 42-36-20 all-time in the month of April. New York has scored 136 goals in March and allowed 119.
New York hits the road for back-to-back matches, beginning with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, April 14. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1, FOX Sports Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
New York Red Bulls 1, Minnesota United 2
2019 MLS Regular-Season Match 5
Saturday - 7 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
MIN - Abu Danladi 1 (A. Rodriguez) 34'
MIN - Romario Ibarra 1 (unassisted) 50'
NY - Cristian Cásseres, Jr. 1 (unassisted) 70'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long, Tim Parker, Michael Amir Murillo (Marcus Epps, 59'), Sean Davis, Cristian Cásseres, Jr., Alex Muyl (Daniel Royer, 21'), Kaku, Mathias Jørgensen (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 59'), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
Minnesota United: Vito Mannone; Ike Opara, Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Jan Gregus, Osvaldo Alonso, Romain Metanaire, Francisco Calvo, Angelo Rodriguez (Rasmus Schüller, 74'), Ethan Finlay (Hassani Dotson, 82'), Abu Danladi (Romario Ibarra, HT)
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 5
Referee: Joe Dickerson
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Gianni Facchini
4th Official: Christopher Penso
VAR: Luis Guardia
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