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Derby-Winning Goal Earns Omir Fernandez a Spot in MLS Team of the Matchday Starting XI

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Omir Fernandez, the Bronx-born Red Bulls academy product, won the 22nd edition of the New York derby with his dramatic 76th minute goal.

"Every time we go into these games I try to score whether I start the game or come off the bench. It means a lot to me honestly, I talk about these games with my family and friends all the time so to get a goal and be the difference today was really great," Fernandez said.

The goal, his third of the season across all competitions, earned him a spot on the MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 12.

It was his third goal against NYCFC in his last five appearances against the derby rivals.

Fernandez becomes the sixth Red Bulls player to be featured in a MLS Team of the Matchday for the 2023 season.