Red Bulls Complete Comeback, Defeat NYCFC, 2-1
Daniel Royer's fifth-career brace paced the New York Red Bulls (9-7-4, 31 pts) to a second-half comeback over New York City FC (7-3-8, 29 pts), 2-1, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls have strung together three-straight wins at home and are unbeaten in their last five (4-0-1) at Red Bull Arena.
RBNY have picked up seven points in the last four matches to move to third in the Eastern Conference and just five points back of first with two games in hand.
Down 1-0 with the first-half winding down, Brian White earned a penalty kick in the 45th minute. Royer took the PK and finished to the upper 90 for the equalizer.
Early on in the second half, the Red Bulls had possession deep in NYCFC's defensive third as Marc Rzatkowski fed Cristian Casseres, Jr. in the box. Casseres, Jr. crossed his pass inside the six-yard box for Royer, who redirected with a header to the far post for the game winner in the 60th minute.
Royer scored his 30th and 31st career MLS goal and his eighth career game-winning league goal. The Austrian winger moved into a four-way tie for seventh all-time in franchise history for game-winning goals.
Royer has recorded at least one goal in back-to-back matches and five goals in the last six games.
Royer's seventh career penalty-kick goal moved him into fourth all-time in Red Bulls history.
Rzatkowski and Casseres Jr. each tallied an assist on the night. Both players have recorded an assist in back-to-back games.
Head coach Chris Armas earned his first NY Derby win and improved to 21-10-7 all-time at the helm.
After starting 1-2-0 at Red Bull Arena, the Red Bulls are 6-1-1 in their last eight leage matches at home.
New York is 50-41-23 all-time in the month of July. New York has scored 187 goals in July and allowed 174.
New York returns to the road for the next two matches, beginning with a mid-week matchup at Toronto on Wednesday. Wednesday's match is set for 8 p.m. EST with coverage on MSG, MSG Go, TSN and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
New York Red Bulls 2, New York City FC 1
2019 MLS Regular-Season Match 20
Sunday - 6:30 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NYC - Heber 7 (Tinnerholm, Moralez) 7'
NY - Daniel Royer 6 (PK) 45'+1'
NY - Daniel Royer 7 (Casseres, Jr., Rzatkowski) 60'
NY - Amro Tarek (caution, unsporting behavior) 30'
NYC - Maxime Chanot (caution, unsporting behavior) 45'
NYC - Heber (caution, unsporting behavior) 48'
NY - Brian White (caution, dissent) 75'
NYC - Alexander Ring (caution, unsporting behavior) 83'
NYC - Anton Tinnerholm (caution, dissent) 90'+4'
NY - Kemar Lawrence (caution, time wasting) 90'+7'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Amro Tarek, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence, Michael Amir Murillo, Marc Rzatkowski (Tim Parker, 85'), Cristian Casseres, Jr., Alex Muyl, Sean Davis, Daniel Royer (Kaku, 80'), Brian White (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 76')
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4
New York City FC: Sean Johnson; Alexander Callens, Maxime Chanot, Sebastian Ibeagha (Jesus Medina, 80, Alexander Ring ©, Anton Tinnerholm, Keaton Parks, Ronald Matarrita (Ben Sweat, HT), Heber, Maxi Moralez, Valentin Castellanos (Gary Mackay-Steven, 84')
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Matthew S. Nelson
4th Official: Jon Freemon
VAR: Drew Fischer
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