Red Bulls Drop 4-3 Decision In Preseason vs New England

The New York Red Bulls scored two quick goals early in the first period, but dropped a 4-3 decision to New England on Wednesday at IMG Academy. The Red Bulls also played a 45-minute period against Kickers FC (Florida Suncoast Soccer League), grabbing a 3-1 victory.

New England 4, New York 3

Scoring:
NY:
Alex Muyl (unassisted) 11'
Bradley Wright Phillips (Felipe) 13'
Carlos Rivas (unassisted) 76'
 
NE:
Brian Wright (Scott Caldwell) 32',
Cristian Penilla (unassisted) 39'
Kelyn Rowe (PK) 61'
Oluwafemi (Brian White) 70'

First Half Lineup:
Luis Robles; Ismalia Jome, Aurelien Collin, Aaron Long, Tommy Redding, Michael Amir Murillo, Felipe, Alex Muyl, Sean Davis, Daniel Royer, Bradley Wright-Phillips

Second Half Lineup:
Ryan Meara; Ismalia Jome, Hassan Ndam, Fidel Escobar, Connor Lade, Tyler Adams, Alex Muyl, Vincent Bezecourt, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Stefano Bonomo, Carlos Rivas

* New York opened up the match as Alex Muyl got free at the edge of the six-yard box and slotted a hard shot to the far post for the first goal of the match.
* Minutes later, the Red Bulls earned a free kick just outside the 18-yard box. Felipe restarted play with a touch to his right for Bradley Wright-Phillips. Wright-Phillips blasted his shot past the New England wall to the near post to double New York's lead.
* New England tallied back-to-back goals late in the first period to even the match at the half, 2-2.
* The Red Bulls made nine changes after 45 minutes.
* In the 56th minute, Ryan Meara made a big save to keep the score 2-2.
*The Revolution had another two-goal stretch early in the second period to grab a two-goal lead, 4-2, with 20 minutes remaining.
* New York earned another free-kick opportunity outside the 18-yard box in the 76
th. Newcomer Carlos Rivas took the chance and ripped a hard shot just underneath the crossbar to cut the deficit to one, 4-3.
Tyler Adams made his preseason debut after rejoining the team on Tuesday following the conclusion of USMNT national team camp.


New York 3, Kickers FC 1

Scoring:
NY: Brian White (unassisted), Jordan Scarlett (Florian Valot), Ben Mines

Lineup:
Evan Louro; Ethan Kutler, Jordan Scarlett, Kevin Politz, Kyle Duncan, Steven Echevarria, Andrew Tinari, Amando Moreno, Florian Valot, Ben Mines, Brian White

* Early in the period, Brian White found himself inside the Kickers' 18-yard box and finished to the near post to grab the early 1-0 lead.
* Later on, Florian Valot swung a corner kick into the eight-yard box for Jordan Scarlett, who timed his header perfectly past the goalkeeper and under the cross bar to double the Red Bulls lead, 2-1.
* As the period was coming to an end, Ben Mines was able to cap the match off with strong shot to the far post to beat the goalkeeper.