MONTCLAIR, N.J. (June 16, 2017) – New York Red Bulls II dropped a 2-0 result to Bethlehem Steel FC Friday night at MSU Soccer Park.
Goals from former Red Bulls Academy product and brother of NYRB II defender David Najem, Adam Najem and Santi Moar were the difference in the games scoreline.
Bethlehem started on the right foot early with Adam Najem opening the scoring in the fifth minute of the match knocking one over the head of Rafael Diaz.
Vincent Bezecourt nearly tied it up in the 19th minute pouncing on a rebound off of a Junior Flemmings cross, but Jake McGuire was there to knock it away.
NYRB II’s next best chance came in the 41st minute as Florian Valot rang the crossbar coming mere inches away from an equalizer just before the half.
In the 57th minute, Bethlehem’s Moar doubled the lead chipping Diaz.
New York chased the game the rest of the way with David Najem forcing a tip-save from McGuire in the 68th minute, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
This is the first time Coach Wolyniec’s Red Bulls II side has been held scoreless in consecutive matches since 2015.
NYRB II heads to Canada to face Ottawa Fury FC next on Saturday, June 24th at TD Place Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. ET.
New York: Louro; Najem, Ndam, Abidor (68th minute, Scarlett), Bilyeu (58th minute, Kutler); Metzger, Basuljevic; Flemmings (72nd minute, Allen), Bezecourt, Valot; Martinez
Bethlehem: McGuire; Reymann, Trusty, Roberts, Jones; Tribbett, Chambers, Moar (72nd minute, Fontana), Najem, Nanco (78th minute, Samuel); Conneh (59th minute, Burke)
Bethlehem: Najem 5’ Moar 67’
New York: Metzger 26’ (Yellow) Ndam 76’ (Yellow)
Bethlehem: Conneh 30’ (Yellow) McGuire 90’ (Yellow) Samuel 90’ (Yellow)