New York Red Bulls Defeat FC Cincinnati

Published on May 28, 2019

New York Red Bulls (6-5-3, 21 points) defeated FC Cincinnati (FCC) (3-9-2, 11 points) 2-0 after scoring two late goals at Nippert Stadium Saturday night.

With this loss, FC Cincinnati fall to 2-3-1 in home contests, they’re also 0-2-0 against New York Red Bulls this season. They’re 2-5-1 against all opponents coming from the Eastern Conference.

This would also be the first time this season where FC Cincinnati did not use all three of their substitutions.


Photo Courtesy of FC Cincinnati Photo Courtesy of New York Red Bulls

Match Recap

First Half

Photo Courtesy of FC Cincinnati

The first half favored FC Cincinnati, they had 6 total shots with 4 on target.

Red Bulls only had 3 shots and 0 of those were on target, possession would be in their favor with 52%.

Second Half

New York Red Bulls broke through in the 78’ when Mathieu Deplagne lost the ball, Kaku was able to intercept and find the back of the net, New York would take a 1-0 lead.

Red Bulls would solidify their victory in the 90+1’ as Brian White would cross the ball in where Omir Fernandez would score a diving header into the goal, New York increased their lead 2-0.

FINAL: New York Red Bulls 2-0 FC Cincinnati

FCC looked to have the advantage looking at the end game statistics: shots 12-8, corners 8-4, duels won 62-55 all going in FC Cincinnati’s favor.

FCC had 4 shots on target to Red Bulls 2, the only difference is that Red Bulls were able to make those shots on target count.

Photo Courtesy of FC Cincinnati

“I think a lot of positives to get out of this game. I think the score does not reflect what happened on the field. So, for sure, frustrating for the guys. I think we deserve better than that tonight and I think again it’s about keeping our heads up, keep working and moving forward.”—FC Cincinnati Interim Head Coach Yoann Damet

Eastern Conference Standings

FC Cincinnati woes continue as they remain in last place with 11 points, New York Red Bulls however find themselves moving up and currently tied for third place with Montreal Impact at 21 points.

FC Cincinnati will travel to Colorado Rapids in their next match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 PM ET.

New York Red Bulls will return on as they welcome Real Salt Lake to Red Bull Arena, Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 PT ET.

Taylor Lee is a former Sports Editor at Grit Daily. With over ten years of experience in the business realm including an MBA from Grand Canyon University, Taylor focuses his writing in the fields of sports, music, and business. His other interest include being outdoors, cigars, and fine bourbons.

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