POSTGAME NOTES: Red Bulls Rally, Advance to U.S. Open Cup Final

New York Red Bulls 3, FC Cincinnati 2

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 8 p.m. ET

Nippert Stadium | Cincinnati, Ohio

Box Score 

Scoring Summary: 

CIN – Corben Bone (Danni Konig, Andrew Wiedeman) 31'

CIN – Austin Berry (Kenney Walker) 62’

NY – Gonzalo Veron (unassisted) 75’

NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Tyler Adams) 78’

NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Sal Zizzo) 101’

Misconduct Summary:

NY – Tyler Adams (caution, foul) 116’

New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara; Tyler Adams, Damien Perrinelle (Sal Zizzo, 45’), Michael Amir Murillo, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence (Kemar Lawrence, 59’), Felipe, Sean Davis (Derrick Etienne Jr. 74’), Alex Muyl, Sacha Kljestan ©, Bradley Wright-Phillips


FC Cincinnati: Mitch Hildebrandt; Sam De Wit, Justin Hoyte (Kevin Schindler, 73’), Austin Berry, Harrison Delbridge, Matt Bahner (Marco Dominguez, 89’), Aodhan Quinn, Corben Bone, Kenney Walker, Andrew Wiedeman, Dan Konig (Jimmy McLaughlin, 71’)



Referee: Sorin Stoica

Assistant Referee: Peter Balciunas

Assistant Referee: Art Arustamyan

Fourth Official:            Brandon Artis

Attendance: 33,250

  • The New York Red Bulls rallied with two late goals in the second half and one in the first overtime to defeat FC Cincinnati, 3-2 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal on Tuesday night at Nippert Stadium. New York advanced to the Open Cup Final for the first time since 2003.
  • It was déjà vu for the Red Bulls as they advanced to the Open Cup Final by a 3-2 scoreline, which was the same scoreline back in 2003 when they defeated D.C. United in the Open Cup Semifinal.
  • FC Cincinnati jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute off a hard strike by Corben Bone inside the 18-yard box.
  • FC Cincy doubled up their lead, 2-0 in the 62nd minute as Austin Berry finished off a corner kick with a strong header to the near post.
  • New York’s super sub Gonazlo Veron, who entered the match in the 59th minute, got the Red Bulls on the board just 16 minutes later to cut the deficit to one, 2-1 in the 75th minute.
  • Just three minutes later, Bradley Wright-Phillips did what he does best, finishing of a Tyler Adams’ cross with a heavy header to the near post to level the match, 2-2 in the 78th minute.
  • With time expiring in the first half of overtime, Sal Zizzo sent in a cross inside the 18-yard box for Wright-Phillips, who again finished with his head to complete the brace for the game winner in the 101st minute.
  • Wright-Phillips improved his all-competition total to 94 career goals.
  • BWP has tallied a goal in five consecutive matches in all competitions, which ties his second longest goal scoring streak of his career.
  • Veron scored his second career Open Cup goal as he tallied a penalty kick goal last season against the Rochester Rhinos, which was the game winner.
  • Zizzo, who has two career MLS game-winning assists, recorded his first career U.S Open Cup game-winning assist.
  • Adams, who tallied his first career MLS assist against NYCFC, recorded his first career Open Cup assist.
  • It was the second match this season in which the Red Bulls were down 1-0 in the 75th minute and came back to win. New York opened the season with a 2-1 win at Atlanta in which Daniel Royer scored the equalizer in the 76th minute and then the Red Bulls got the game winner on an Atlanta own goal.
  • The Red Bulls snapped FC Cincinnati’s 545 minute scoreless streak, tallying three goals. FC Cincy had gone five consecutive Open Cup matches without allowing a goal.
  • New York, who began the season 1-6 on the road and were outscored 15-4, have gone 5-1 away from Red Bull Arena and have outscored opponents, 14-7.
  • It was the sixth-straight multi-goal match for the Red Bulls.
  • New York has a quick turnaround, traveling to Oregon for a matchup with Portland on Friday, August 18. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1 and New York Red Bulls Radio.  The Red Bulls then return to Red Bull Arena to host NYCFC for the final leg of the New York Derby on Friday, August 25. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish.