Red Bulls Fall Short on the Road to LAFC, 4-2
Two second-half goals help LAFC (17-3-4, 55 pts) defeat the New York Red Bulls (11-10-4, 37 pts), 4-2, on Sunday night at Banc of California Stadium.
LAFC remained perfect at home, improving to 10-0-3 overall and the only team left in MLS without a loss at home in league play.
LAFC quickly grab a 2-0 lead as Jordan Harvey and Latif Blessing tallied back-to-back goals in a two-minute span.
New York responds with two goals of their own to end the half as Cristian Casseres Jr. and an LAFC own goal level the match, 2-2.
LAFC regained and held onto the lead as Carlos Vela converted a penalty kick for his 23rd goal of the season and Eddie Segura finished the match with the insurance goal in the 71st.
Casseres Jr. raised his season total to three goals in his 14th match. The 19-year-old Venezuelan midfielder has three goals and three assists on the season.
It was just the second time in 2019 that New York has allowed four goals in league play, both of which have come on the road to Western Conference teams.
New York returns home to host the New England Revolution on Saturday, August 17 at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. EST with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
New York Red Bulls 2, LAFC 4
2019 MLS Regular-Season Match 25
Sunday - 10 p.m. ET
Banc of California Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
Box Score: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-08-11-los-angeles-football-club-vs-new-york-red-bulls/boxscore
LAFC - Jordan Harvey 1 (Vela) 23'
LAFC - Latif Blessing 4 (Beitashour, Atuesta) 25'
NY - Cristian Casseres Jr. 3 (Kaku) 42'
NY - OG (Tyler Miller) 45'
LAFC - Carlos Vela 23 (PK) 61'
LAFC - Eddie Segua 1 (Vela) 72'
NY - Tim Parker (caution, unsporting behavior) 8'
NY - Cristian Casseres Jr. (caution, unsporting behavior) 46'
NY - Kemar Lawrence (caution, unsporting behavior) 48'
NY - Alex Muyl (caution, unsporting behavior) 76'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence, Rece Buckmaster, Marc Rzatkowski (Alex Muyl, 59'), Sean Davis, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Kaku, Daniel Royer (Tom Barlow, 75'), Brian White (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 67')
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 1
LAFC: Tyler Miller; Jordan Harvey, Eddie Segura, Tristan Blackmon, Steven Beitashour, Latif Blessing, Eduard Atuesta, Mark-Anthony Kaye (Josh Perez, 82'), Diego Rossi (Lee Nguyen, 82'), Adama Diomande, Carlos Vela ©
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Jason White
4th Official: Baldomero Toledo
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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