Match Recap

MATCH RECAP, pres. by Provident Bank: Red Bulls Battle to Draw


The New York Red Bulls battled to a scoreless draw on Saturday night against the Chicago Fire.

Down a man for the majority of the match, RBNY was unlucky not to come away with three points, hitting both posts in the dying minutes of the match.

New York extended their home unbeaten streak across all competitions to six matches with the draw.

New York had 17 shots, five of which went on goal.

Andrés Reyes received a red card in the 42nd minute, forcing New York to 10 men for the remainder of the match.

"Second half was great, great performance tactically, especially in our defensive structure and also these situations with four center midfield players," Head Coach Sandro Schwarz said. "Peter [Stroud], Wiki [Carmona], Frankie [Amaya] were great. Great job, also, the back four."

In the 51st minute, Carlos Coronel reached 10,000 career MLS minutes with New York. Coronel recorded his second shutout of the season and his 18th career shutout at Red Bull Arena. The Paraguayan goalkeeper has posted 32 shutouts in his time with New York, which ranks second in franchise history.

The Red Bulls are currently on a four-match regular season unbeaten streak (2-0-2).

"We said this in halftime, we have to defend seriously and also have the focus in our transition -- and we had the moments," Schwarz said. "A little bit disappointed about these chances, but it's small. To have this feeling, with this great tactical performance, and also with this mentality, was very good."

Carmona made his 50th MLS appearance with New York in tonight’s match.

The Red Bulls have recorded 91 shutouts at Red Bull Arena since 2010, which is the most in MLS during that time span.

"We started the game well," Noah Eile said. "Created a couple chances to score and then obviously the red card changed the game a little bit, but these things happen. I think we showed a great mentality from the whole team to fight and to manage to get the point which can be important in the end."

New York heads out West to face off against Los Angeles FC on Saturday, April 20. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish and New York Red Bulls Radio in English via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and