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Red Bulls Blank NYCFC, Advance in Open Cup

New York Red Bulls 1, New York City FC 0

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8 p.m. ET

Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.


Box Score 


Scoring Summary:

NY – Daniel Royer (unassisted) 67’ 


Misconduct Summary:

NYC – Alexander Callens (caution, foul), 52'

NY – Aaron Long (caution, foul) 56’

NYC – Alexander Ring (caution, foul) 63’


New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara; Aaron Long, Damien Perrinelle, Aurelien Collin, Sal Zizzo, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Mike Grella (Daniel Royer, 45’), Sacha Kljestan © (Sean Davis, 90’), Alex Muyl, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Gonzalo Veron, 90+3’)

TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 11; SAVES: 3

New York City FC: Sean Johnson; Ben Sweat, Ethan White (Sean Okoli, 78’), Frederic Brillant, Alexander Callens, Alexander Ring, Mikey Lopez, Jack Harrison, Thomas McNamara, Maximiliano Moralez (John Stertzer, 45’, Jonathan Lewis, 69’), David Villa ©

TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 3


Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero

Referee's Assistants: Brian Dunn, Thomas Felice

4th Official: Jorge Ramirez


Attendance: 11,311


  • The New York Red Bulls blanked rival New York City FC, 1-0 in the fourth round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.
  • The Red Bulls advanced to the fifth round for the third consecutive season. It was the first time since 2010 that New York defeated a MLS squad in the Open Cup tournament.
  • With a scoreless tie heading into the 67th minute, Bradley Wright-Phillips sent a hard shot at net that was saved and launched up in the air by NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson. Off the rebound, Daniel Royer redirected the ball to the far post for the game winner.
  • Royer raised his 2017 total to five goals (4 MLS/1 Open Cup), two of which have been game winners. The Austrian native has scored in three of the last five matches.
  • Head coach Jesse Marsch was suspended for the match. Top assistant and New York native Chris Armas assumed head coaching duties for the evening.
  • Armas not only took on head coaching responsibilities for the first time in his career, he earned his first win as a head coach. Since Jesse Marsch was named head coach of the New York Red Bulls ahead of the 2015 season, his assistants are 4-0-0 in his absence. Current Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett went 3-0-0 while filling in for Marsch.
  • Ryan Meara got the start in goal, his first since appearing in the CONCACAF Champions League win over Antigua GFC on August 3 of 2016 at Red Bull Arena. Luis Robles maintains his iron man streak in MLS regular season play, now at 155 games heading into league action this weekend.
  • Meara recorded his third career Open Cup shutout, tallying three saves.
  • Tyler Adams returned to the Starting XI after spending a little over a month with the U.S. U-20 Men’s National team.
  • Aurelien Collin got the start at centerback alongside fellow Frenchmen Damien Perrinelle. It was Collin’s first game action since April 22 against Columbus.
  • Homegrown player Arun Basuljevic was named to the 18-man roster for the first time. Basuljevic signed with New York ahead of the 2017 season, and was one of five Homegrown players in the 18 on Wednesday night.
  • New York continues to close out matches in 2017, improving their record to 7-0-1 when leading or tied at the 75th minute mark. The Red Bulls also raised their record to 5-1 in one goal matches, including a perfect 4-0 at Red Bull Arena.
  • The Round of 16 Draw (which will set the bracket for the rest of the tournament) takes place tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET. The Draw will be streamed LIVE on U.S. Soccer’s Facebook Page. The Draw will set the hosting scenarios for the Round of 16 and Quarterfinals. A separate Draw (the day after the Quarterfinals next month) will take place to determine the hosting rights for the Semifinal and priority for hosting the Final.
  • The Red Bulls are on the road in Philadelphia this Sunday for a meeting with the Union on Sunday at 5 p.m., with coverage on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and New York Red Bulls Radio. The Red Bulls then return home to host NYCFC again, this time in MLS play, on Saturday, June 24 in the first of three regular season New York Derbies.
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