17 Year-Old Red Bull Rookie Scores, NY Beats Atlanta 1-0
Seventeen-year-old midfielder Caden Clark made his MLS debut at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and it didn’t take him long to attempt a through pass for Tom Barlow.
Minutes later Danny Royer sent a hard low cross looking for Barlow, but the St. Louis, Missouri couldn’t arrive in time to meet the pass.
Midfielder Marc Rzatkowski finished the first 45 minutes with four tackles.
In the 47th minute, Clark scored his first MLS goal in his first MLS start. He became the third youngest goalscorer in club history, right behind Eddie Gaven and Jozy Altidore.
In the 66th minute, Jared Stroud and Florian Valot came onto the field taking the place of Clark and Samuel Tetteh.
Ten minutes later, Dru Yearwood took Sean Davis’ place in the midfield.
By the 77th minute, Atlanta United hadn’t taken a shot on goal, while the Red Bulls had taken two.
New York’s last two substitutions were Brian White and Sean Nealis for Marc Rzatkowski and Tom Barlow.
Dru Yearwood almost added a second for New York as his attempt smashed the post in the 85th minute.
The Red Bulls extend their lead to seven wins in the all-time series against Atlanta.
47’— RBNY — Caden Clark
VIDEO of Clark's goal -- www.newyorkredbulls.com/post/2020/10/10/night-caden-clark-will-never-forget
The Red Bulls next match is Wed., Oct. 14 vs. Toronto FC (7:30 p.m. ET) TV: MSG