Red Bulls Falter against Orlando City SC at Home, 1-0
Sacha Kljestan lifts Orlando City SC (1-1-2, 5 pts) past the New York Red Bulls (1-1-1, 4 pts), 1-0, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. Orlando City snapped New York's league unbeaten streak of eight matches (6-0-2), dating back to last season.
New York dropped its first league home match since July 28, 2018 against Columbus Crew SC. The unbeaten streak spanned seven matches, dating back to last season.
The Red Bulls were held scoreless at Red Bull Arena for just the 21st time in league play in 153 total league matches at RBA.
With a scoreless draw late into the second half, Orlando's João Moutinho sent a low pass across the face of goal. Dom Dwyer redirected just slightly for Kljestan, who crashed in and finished to the near post in the 73rd minute.
New York is 16-17-10 all-time in the month of March. New York has scored 61 goals in March and allowed 59.
New York hits the road for a Saturday matinee match against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, March 23. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
New York Red Bulls 0, Orlando City SC 1
2019 MLS Regular-Season Match 3
Saturday - 7:30 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
ORL - Sacha Kljestan 1 (Moutinho, Dwyer) 73'
ORL - Robin Jansson (caution, unsporting behavior) 51'
ORL - Lamine Sané (caution, unsporting behavior) 78'
ORL - Sacha Kljestan (caution, unsporting behavior) 90' + 3'
NY - Alex Muyl (caution, unsporting behavior) 90'+6'
NY - Luis Robles (caution, dissent) 90'+8'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Connor Lade (Omir Fernandez, 26', Andreas Ivan, 80'), Amro Tarek, Tim Parker, Kyle Duncan, Sean Davis, Marc Rzatkowski, Vincent Bezecourt (Mathias Jørgensen, 59'), Alex Muyl, Danny Royer, Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 4; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 1
Orlando City SC: Brian Rowe; Alex De John (Lamine Sané, 66'), Robin Johnson, Shane O'Neill, Carlos Ascues, João Moutinho, Oriol Rosell, Ruan, Nani (Kyle Smith, 77'), Sacha Kljestan, Santiago Patiño (Dom Dwyer, 60')
TOTAL SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Mike Rottersman
4th Official: Nima Saghafi
VAR: Alejandro Mariscal
AVAR: Logan Brown
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