LOUISVILLE, KY (July 29, 2017) - The visiting New York Red Bulls II (7-11-3) fell short to Louisville City FC (10-5-3), 2-1, Saturday at Slugger Field.
Louisville City FC scored the first goal of the game on a free kick cross from Oscar Jimenez to cutting attacker Paco Craig, who headed it past Red Bulls II goalkeeper Evan Louro in the 39th minute.
Red Bulls II forward Stefano Bonomo scored his first of the season, tying the game at one in the 58th minute. On the initial play, forward Zeiko Lewis led a touch pass to the middle for a streaking Florian Valot. Louisville goalkeeper Tim Dobrowolski came up with a huge save to his left, only to see Bonomo drill home the rebound.
In the 70th minute, Louisville attacker Luke Spencer, who was substituted in just prior, headed a corner kick past Red Bulls II goalkeeper Evan Louro.
Flemmings was a presence in front of the net tall. In the final minutes of the game Hassan Ndam scissor kicked a shot at Dobrowolski who came up with the save.
Despite giving up two goals, Red Bulls II Evan Louro finished the game with a game-high six saves. He had huge saves in the 40th and 80th minute, keeping Louisville at a one-goal lead both times.
This is the second time that the Red Bulls II have fallen to Louisville this season (3-0 on June 11).
New York Red Bulls II return home on August 5 when they take on the Rochester Rhinos. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET.
NY - #26 Florian Valot Blocking Free Kick (26’)
NY - #36 Andrew Tinari Caution (29’)
NY - #66 Noah Powder Caution (45)
NY - #39 Tim Schmoll Caution (90+3)
LOU – Paco Craig 39’ (Oscar Jimenez)
NY – Stefano Bonomo 58’
LOU – Luke Spencer 70’ (Paolo Del Piccolo)
NY: Evan Louro, Noah Powder, Jordan Scarlett, Hassan Ndam, Ethan Kutler, David Najam (Tim Schmoll 89’), Andrew Tinari (Kazu Shigenobu 84’), Florian Valot, Zeiko Lewis, Stefano Bonomo (Zaire Bartley 68’), Junior Flemmings
LOU: Tim Dobrowolski, Kyle Smith, Oscar Jimenez, Paco Craig, Tarek Morad, Sean Totsch, Paolo Del Piccolo, Guy Abend, Niall McCabe (Richard Ballard 64’), Cameron Lancaster (Luke Spencer 70’), Brian Ownby (Marc-Anthony Kaye 86’)