Red Bulls reserves defeat Philadelphia reserves, 2-1
N.J. – Behind a two goal effort from guest player Jhonny Arteaga, the New York
Red Bull Reserves overcame heavy rainfall and a 1-0 halftime deficit to top the
Philadelphia Union Reserves, 2-1, Monday afternoon at Montclair University.
The match took on an up tempo pace right from the opening whistle, with
the Red Bulls nearly scoring in the ninth minute off of a John Rooney corner
kick. Carlos Mendes took the cross and headed it towards Corey Hertzog, who then
smashed a header on target. But Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath made a diving save
to deflect the New York attempt.
Nine minutes later, Philadelphia opened the scoring when Roger Torres
corralled a misplaced pass from the Red Bulls defense at the top of the box.
Torres chipped the ball just over the grasp of New York goalkeeper Alex Horwath
to give the Union a 1-0 advantage.
The rest of the first half saw each team threaten the net multiple
times, but neither team managed to take advantage of their opportunities.
Arteaga, who came on at halftime, made an immediate impact on the match.
He evened the score in the 48th minute when Rooney found him in the
center of the box, allowing the forward to knock the ball past MacMath.
Just six minutes later, an aggressive play from Red Bulls striker Juan
Agudelo resulted in Arteaga’s second goal. Agudelo made a sliding attempt on a
50-50 ball at the top of the box, drawing the Union defense while deflecting it
towards Arteaga. Arteaga had space to shoot and calmly put New York ahead, 2-1.
The Red Bulls Reserves will next take on the New England Revolution
Reserves Sunday, Aug. 21 at 10:00 AM in Foxborough, MA.
New York Red Bulls – Alex
Horwath, Matt Kassel, Stephen Keel (Sacir Hot 61’), Carlos Mendes, Mike Jones
(Tyler Lassiter 46’), Joseph Niouky*, Stephane Auvray (Teddy Schneider 53’),
John Rooney, Marcos Paullo (Eric Sa* 59’), Corey Hertzog (Jhonny Arteaga* 46’),
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Konopka,
Brandon Allen*, Scotty Thomsen*
Philadelphia Union – Zac
MacMath, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Roger Torres (Colton Storm* 64’), Danny Mwanga
(Kelton Cheney* 46’), Kyle Nakazawa (Stefani Miglioranzi 83’), Amobi Okugo,
Keon Daniel (Stephen Basso* 46’), Michael Farfan, Ryan Richter, Zach Pfeffer
Substitutes Not Used: None
PHI: Roger Torres (unassisted) 18’
Arteaga (John Rooney) 48’
Arteaga (Juan Agudelo) 54’
PHI: Zach Pfeffer (caution) 35’
PHI: Amobi Okugo (caution) 83’