TORONTO, CANADA (September 9, 2017) – New York Red Bulls II defeated Toronto FC II at BMO Field Saturday night by a 2-1 scoreline. The win pushes NYRB II’s unbeaten streak to six games and leapfrogs Orlando City B to sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
TFC II opened the scoring in the 35th minute with Jay Chapman burying his attempt past Evan Louro.
Eight minutes later, Florian Valot drew a penalty after being dragged down in the TFC II box. Stefano Bonomo stepped up to the spot and buried his attempt for his fifth goal of the season.
Just before halftime Vincent Bezecourt drew NYRB II’s second penalty kick in three minutes after being cut down in the box. Bonomo stepped right up and completed his brace knocking home his attempt to the exact same corner he scored his first in to give New York the 2-1 lead.
TFC II put a scare into NYRB II in the 74th minute nearly equalizing with a Tsubassa Endoh strike that forced Louro into a leaping save.
Douglas Martinez came inches from adding an insurance goal in the 85th minute but his header hit off the crossbar and Valot’s follow up was kept out by Angelo Cavaluzzo.
The road win was NYRB II’s second of the season and remained undefeated all-time against TFC II.
NYRB II finish their road trip next weekend at Nippert Stadium taking on FC Cincinnati in their home finale of the season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
New York: Louro; Powder, Ndam, Scarlett, Najem, Metzger, Bezecourt (52’, Arun Basuljevic), Tinari, Valot, Flemmings (77’, Douglas Martinez), Bonomo
Toronto FC II – Angelo Cavalluzzo; Julian Dunn, Brandon Aubrey, Lars Eckenrode (Brandon Onkony 45’); Jordan McCrary, Tsubasa Endoh (Sergio Camargo 84’), Jay Chapman, Brian James©, Ryan Telfer; Jordan Hamilton, Ben Spencer
TFC II – Jay Chapman (Jordan Hamilton) 35’
NY – Stefano Bonomo (PK) 43’
NY – Stefano Bonomo (PK) 45’ +2’
NY – Dan Metzger (Caution) 31’
NY – Lars Eckenrode (Caution) 45’
TFC II – Julian Dunn (Caution) 64’
NY - David Najem (Caution) 90’ + 2’