HARRISON, N.J. (July 6, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls defeated Liga MX side Club America, 2-0 in an international friendly on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. Shaun Wright-Phillips and Dan Metzger both scored for New York, while Kyle Reynish kept the clean sheet.
The Red Bulls used a mix of first team players and call ups from the USL team on the night. Shaun Wright-Phillips got things started in just the third minute, connecting on a bicycle kick from close range to finish off a Sean Davis corner that was headed on by Damien Perrinelle and Gideon Baah.
The Red Bulls’ first team players went the rest of the first half before a largely USL contingent took over the second half. Play resumed in similar fashion, with Red Bulls Academy product Dan Metzger stepping into a lay off from Brandon Allen and curling in a shot from the top of the box in the 53rd minute.
Reynish made six saves to preserve the shutout, including several diving saves in the late stages. The clean sheet was nothing new for the New York Red Bulls II players that closed out the match. The Club has kept clean sheets in 10 of 16 league games.
The New York Red Bulls remain home to face the Portland Timbers in MLS action on Sunday, July 10. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., with coverage on ESPN2, Watch ESPN, and Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
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NY – Shaun Wright-Phillips (Gideon Baah, Damien Perrinelle) 3’
NY – Dan Metzger (Brandon Allen) 53’
New York Red Bulls: Kyle Reynish; Justin Bilyeu, Gideon Baah (Zach Carroll, 46’), Damien Perrinelle © (Stefano Bonomo, 76’), Chris Duvall (Konrad Plewa), Sean Davis (Devon Williams, 61’), Tyler Adams (Dan Metzger, 46’), Gonzalo (Vincent Bezecourt, 46’) Veron, Shaun Wright-Phillips (Florian Valot, Zoumana Simpara, 76’), Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Junior Flemmings, 45’), Anatole Abang (Brandon Allen, 46’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 23; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 6.
Club America: Hugo Gonzalez; Gil Buron, Erik Pimentel, Miguel Samudio, Bruno Valdez Alvarado Ventura, Javier Guemez, William Da Silva, Osvaldo Martinez, Jesus Moreno, Darwin Quintero
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2.
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Referee's Assistants: Victor Vazquez, Craig Lowry
4th Official: Rosario Candela