Davenport, Fla. (February 17, 2016) - The New York Red Bulls dropped their first match of the preseason with a 3-2 defeat to Orlando City SC Wednesday at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate.
New York controlled play in the first half as both teams featured first-team lineups. Kaka opened the scoring for the Lions as he headed home a Luke Boden corner kick in the 23rd minute.
The Red Bulls answered quickly as Bradley Wright-Phillips found the back of the net just two minutes later to level the score at one. Kemar Lawrence delivered a perfect cross on the BWP goal.
Just before halftime those two were again in the middle of the scoring for New York. Lawrence collected a Wright-Phillips rebound to give New York a 2-1 lead in the 36th minute.
Orlando City evened the game at two in the 62nd minute as Adrian Winter collected a loose ball in front. Orlando City would earn the win after Pedro Ribeiro scored in the 85th minute to secure the 3-2 victory.
The Red Bulls continue preseason play with a pair of split-squad scrimmages Saturday at the Omni Resort. New York faces UCF at 10:30 a.m. and Toronto FC at 12:30 p.m
- Orlando City SC 3, New York Red Bulls 2
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016
- Omni Resort - Davenport, Fla.
- ORL - Kaka (Luke Boden) 23'
- NY - Bradley Wright-Phillips (Kemar Lawrence) 25'
- NY - Kemar Lawrence (Bradley Wright-Phillips) 36'
- ORL - Adrian Winter 62'
- ORL - Pedro Ribeiro 85'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles (Kyle Reynish); Kemar Lawrence (Connor Lade), Gideon Baah (Aaron Long), Karl Ouimette (Zach Carroll), Sal Zizzo (Chris Duvall), Dax McCarty © (Sean Davis), Felipe (Tyler Adams), Gonzalo Veron (Mike Grella), Sacha Kljestan (Vincent Bezecourt), Lloyd Sam (Brandon Allen, Alex Muyl), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Stefano Bonomo)