Red Bulls Lose Lead, Fall Short to NYCFC, 2-1
Alex Muyl's first-half goal was not enough as the New York Red Bulls (12-11-5, 37 pts) dropped three road points to NYCFC (13-5-8, 47 pts), 2-1, on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.
New York remained in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and just seven points off the top spot in the East.
Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl, a New York City native, opened the scoring in the 10th minute as Kaku found him deep inside the 18-yard box.
NYC leveled the match in the first half in extra time as Maxi Moralez converted the penalty kick. City then found the game winner in the 53rd minute as Heber tallied his 13th of the season.
Muyl scored his second career New York Derby goal and third goal of 2019.
Kaku recorded his fifth league assist of the season and 19th of his career for the Red Bulls.
Southampton's 22-year-old winger Josh Sims, who is on loan for the remainder of the season at New York, made his MLS debut, coming on in the 65th minute for Muyl.
Bradley Wright-Phillips recorded his first start since April 20, playing 77 minutes before being subbed off for Tom Barlow.
New York returns to Red Bull Arena to host the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, August 31. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. EST with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
NYCFC 2, New York Red Bulls 1
2019 MLS Regular-Season Match 28
Saturday - 7 p.m. ET
Yankee Stadium | Bronx, N.Y.
NY - Alex Muyl 3 (Kaku) 10'
NYC - Maxi Moralez 7 (PK) 43'
NYC - Heber 13 (Tinnerholm) 53'
NY - Alex Muyl (caution, persistent infringment) 15'
NYC - Maxi Moralez (caution, unsporting behavior) 27'
NYC - Alex Ring (caution, unsporting behavior) 31'
NY - Kemar Lawrence (caution, unsporting behavior) 45' + 4'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Michael Amir Murillo, Vincent Bezecourt (Josh Sims, 65'), Alex Muyl (Marc Rzatkowski, 65'), Cristian Casseres, Jr., Kaku, Daniel Royer, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Tom Barlow, 77')
TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5
NYCFC: Sean Johnson; Alexander Callens, Anton Tinnerholm, Maxime Chanot, Ronald Matarrita, Alexander Ring, Keaton Parks, Maxi Moralez (Gary Mackay-Steven, 90'+8'), Alexandru Mitrita (Sebastian Ibeagha, 90'+6'), Héber (Tony Rocha, 81'), Valentín Castellanos
TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 11; SAVES: 1
Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referees: Eric Boria, Andrew Bigelow
4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez
VAR: Ricardo Salazar
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