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Red Bulls Defeat Atlanta United FC, 2-1, at Red Bull Arena

July 1, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York Red Bulls News Release


- The New York Red Bulls (8-5-5, 29 pts.) defeated Atlanta United FC (5-7-4, 19 pts.), 2-1, on Thursday, June 30, at Red Bull Arena.

- Atlanta took the lead in the 75th minute, as Caleb Wiley sent in a ball from the edge of the box on the near side that was centered by Aiden McFadden. After a scramble for the loose ball, Josef Martinez sent in a shot.

- New York equalized in the 83rd minute. Luquinhas made into the near edge of the box and was taken down by Wiley, resulting in a penalty that was converted by Lewis Morgan.

- The Red Bulls went ahead in the 89th minute, as Serge Ngoma cut off a pass, made a run down the near side of the field, and placed a shot in the back of the net.

- New York has won five consecutive home matches across all competitions, outscoring opponents 14-3 in those matches.

- Since 2010, the Red Bulls have posted a 123-36-45 record and 414 points at Red Bull Arena. The 414 points are the most in MLS during that span.

- The club is 7-0-4 against Atlanta United in regular season history, including a 3-0-2 mark at Red Bull Arena.

- Morgan's goal was his eighth in MLS play and ninth across all competitions this season. Both are the team lead.

- His eight goals are tied for third across MLS, and he is tied for first among MLS midfielders.

- He has converted all three penalty kicks that he has taken this season, which leads the team.

- Morgan has scored in five-consecutive matches at Red Bull Arena across all competitions.

- The midfielder has four goals and two assists in his career against Atlanta.

- Ngoma's goal was his first in MLS and the fourth of his professional career. He scored three for New York Red Bulls II during the 2021 USL Championship season.

- He is the youngest player to score a goal in MLS this season at 16 years and 357 days old.

- The North Plainfield, New Jersey, native is the third-youngest player to score in club history after Jozy Altidore and Eddie Gaven.

- Ngoma is the third-youngest player in league history to score a game-winner in the 85th minute or later, behind only Freddy Adu and Eddie Gaven.

- His goal was the latest in a match for New York since Fábio scored in second half stoppage time against CF Montréal on October 30, 2021.

- The Red Bulls are the first team in league history to have three different players score a goal before their 17th birthday.

- Steven Sserwadda made his MLS debut in the match, coming on as a second half substitute. The Kampala, Uganda, native made his first team debut on Wednesday, June 22, in New York's U.S. Open Cup match against New York City FC.

- Following Saturday's match, New York will travel to face Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, July 3. Kickoff at Children's Mercy Park is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET with coverage available on MSG, 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, Atlanta United FC 1

2022 MLS Regular-Season Match 18

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 8 p.m. ET

Red Bull Arena | Harrison, NJ

Box Score

Scoring Summary:

ATL - Josef Martínez 4 (unassisted) 75'

NY - Lewis Morgan (penalty kick) 83'

NY - Serge Ngoma (unassisted) 89'

Misconduct Summary:

ATL - Amar Sejdić (caution, foul) 22'

NY - Cristian Cásseres Jr. (caution, foul) 28'

NY - Aaron Long (caution, foul) 42'

ATL - Franco Ibarra (caution, foul) 45'

NY - Tom Edwards (caution, foul) 51'

ATL - Rocco Rios-Novo (caution, dissent) 82'

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; John Tolkin, Aaron Long ©, Sean Nealis, Tom Edwards (Steven Sserwadda, 78'), Cameron Harper (Luquinhas, 57'), Frankie Amaya, Cristian Cásseres Jr., Lewis Morgan, Omir Fernandez (Serge Ngoma, 69'), Patryk Klimala (Tom Barlow, 57')

Unused Subs: Ryan Meara, Juan Castillo, Jason Pendant, Dru Yearwood, Zach Ryan

TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 7; POSSESSION: 41.8 CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 2

Atlanta United FC: Rocco Rios-Novo; Alex De John, George Campbell, Alan Franco, Caleb Wiley, Franco Ibarra (Marcelino Moreno, 90'), Aiden McFadden, Matheus Rossetto ©, Amar Sejdić (Emerson Hyndman, 73'), Luis De Araujo, Ronaldo Cisneros (Josef Martínez, 63')

Unused Subs: Bobby Shuttleworth, Mikey Ambrose, Machop Chol, Dom Dwyer

TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 13; POSSESSION: 58.2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 1

Referee: Alex Chilowicz

Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Tyler Wyrostek

4th Official: Malik Badawi

VAR: Kevin Stott

AVAR: TJ Zablocki

Attendance: 14,122


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