Red Bulls Play NE Revs To 1-1 Draw
New York Red Bulls 1, New England Revolution 1
2020 MLS Regular-Season Match 8
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 8 p.m. ET
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
NY - Omir Fernandez 1 (Mines) 35'
NE - Gustavo Bou 3 (Bunbury, Penilla) 42'
NY - Tim Parker (red, serious foul) 90'+2'
New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara ©; Patrick Seagrist (Kyle Duncan, 66'), Amro Tarek, Tim Parker, Mandela Egbo (Jared Stroud, 81'), Cristian Casseres Jr., Florian Valot (Marc Rzatkowski, 66'), Ben Mines (Aaron Long, 74'), Kaku, Omir Fernandez, Tom Barlow (Mathias Jorgensen, 66')
Unused Subs: David Jensen, Sean Nealis, Sean Davis, Brian White,
TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 4
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye, Alexander Buttner (DeJuan Jones, 84'), Gustavo Bou ©, Matthew Polster (Kelyn Rowe, 73'), Teal Bunbury, Diego Fagundez (Tajon Buchanan, 88'), Cristian Penilla, Adam Buska (Thomas McNamara, 73')
Unused Subs: Brad Knighton, Justin Rennicks, Michael Mancienne, Antonio Delamea, Kekuta Manneh
TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Gjovalin Bori, Kathryn Nesbitt
4th Official: Marcos de Oliveira
VAR: Katya Koroleva
Attendance: Closed-door match
Homegrowns Omir Fernandez and Ben Mines connect on a first-half goal to help the New York Red Bulls (3-3-1, 10 pts) earn a draw with the New England Revolution (2-1-4, 10 pts), 1-1 on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.
New York earned at least a point at New England for just the 14th time in 37 MLS regular-season matches.
Off a throw in, Fernandez drove the ball towards the top of the 18-yard box and dished to Mines, who quickly slotted his pass behind the Revolution defense for Fernandez. Fernandez took one touch and finished to the near post for the opening goal in the 35th minute.
The Revolution tallied the equalizer six minutes later as Gustavo Bou tallied his third goal of the season.
Fernandez tallied his third MLS regular-season goal and fourth goal across all competitions. It was the Bronx native's first goal as a starter, having started in four previous MLS regular-season matches.
New England native Mines recorded his first MLS regular-season assist in just his second career MLS start. He tallied his first MLS goal in his first MLS start against Portland in 2018.
Goalkeeper Ryan Meara tallied four saves on five shots in the draw. Meara has allowed one goal or fewer in 16 of 26 MLS regular-season matches.
English wingback Mandela Egbo earned his first career MLS start after making his first career MLS appearance just three days prior in Philadelphia.
Under Head Coach Chris Armas, New York is 12-4-5 when scoring one goal.
The Red Bulls moved to 72-12-18 when scoring the first goal of the match since 2015.
New York is 46-47-24 all-time in the month of August. New York has scored 188 goals in the eighth month of the year and allowed 178.
New York returns to Red Bull Arena for back-to-back home matches, beginning with Atlantic Cup rival D.C. United on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Kickoff against D.C. is set for 7:30 p.m. with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio.