Red Bulls Lose On The Road

The New York Red Bulls dropped their second MLS game of the season 1-0 to Real Salt Lake (coached by Mike Petke) on Saturday, a result of a penalty kick in the 4th minute.

New York Red Bulls 0, Real Salt Lake 1
MLS Regular Season Match 2
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9 p.m. ET
Rio Tinto Stadium | Sandy, Utah

Box Score

Scoring Summary:
RSL - Albert Rusnak (PK) 4'

Misconduct Summary:
RSL - Damir Kreilach (caution, unsporting behavior) 37'
RSL - Brooks Lennon (caution, unsporting behavior) 43'
RSL - Demar Phillips (caution, time wasting) 60'
RSL - Corey Baird (caution, dissent) 88'

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Connor Lade, Fidel Escobar (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 79'), Aaron Long, Tim Parker, Kyle Duncan, Tyler Adams, Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Vincent Bezecourt, Marc Rzatkowski (Daniel Royer, 62'), Carlos Rivas (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 72')

TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2

Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando;Brooks Lennon, David Horst, Demar Phillips, Justen Glad, Albert Rusnak, Damir Kreilach, Jefferson Savarino (Luke Mulholland, 90'+4'), Kyle Beckerman, Sebastian Saucedo (Corey Baird, 66'), Alfredo Artuno (Sunny, 79')

TOTAL SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4

Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Mariscal, Michael Kampmeinert
4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
VAR: Drew Fischer

Attendance: 16,334

Real Salt Lake (1-1-1) converted on an early penalty kick to down the New York Red Bulls (1-1-0), 1-0, on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL delivers New York their first loss of the 2018 season across all competitions.

With the break in Concacaf Champions League action, the Red Bulls will have a week between games for the first time in a while. New York has played five games in 17 days dating back to the second leg of the SCCL Round of 16 series against Olimpia on March 1.

Real Salt Lake was awarded a penalty-kick opportunity just three minutes into the match and Albert Rusnak converted for the eventual game winner.

The Red Bulls deployed their sixth different starting XI tonight. Sean Davis and Kemar Lawrence were both left home after taking knocks in training earlier in the week.
New York's five-match unbeaten streak across all competitions was snapped and was held scoreless for the first time this season after multiple goals in the last four games.

New York is 14-15-9 all-time in the month of March. New York has scored 49 goals in March and allowed 52.

Bradley Wright-Phillips was held without a point as he came on as a sub and his five-match point streak was snapped.

New York returns home for its next match, hosting Minnesota United FC next Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. ET, with coverage on MSG2 and Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish.