The New York Red Bulls are headed back to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final for the first time in fourteen years on Wednesday, September 20, and take on Sporting KC at 9 p.m. ET (TV: ESPN 2, STREAM: Watch ESPN, RADIO: New York Red Bulls Radio on Tunein).
As the championship match in Kansas City approaches, let’s reflect on how the Red Bulls reached the Final...
Fourth Round: New York Red Bulls 1, NYCFC 0 - 6.14.17
The New York Red Bulls' dominance of New York City FC extended to the U.S. Open Cup as Daniel Royer’s second half goal lifted the hosts to a 1-0 fourth round victory Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.
Royer’s goal came after NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson raced off his line to get a piece of Bradley Wright-Phillips’ initial attempt.
The ball bounced to Royer, who went back across the goal with a first-time attempt that landed inside the far post in the 67th minute.
Round of 16: New York Red Bulls 1 (5), Philadelphia Union 1 (3) - 6.28.17
The New York Red Bulls got some U.S. Open Cup revenge on the Philadelphia Union.
Ryan Meara made a huge save on Fafa Picault and all five New York players scored in a shootout as the Red Bulls advanced in penalties, 5-3.
Felipe buried the game-winning penalty kick after the game was deadlocked at 1-1 through regulation and extra time in the Round of 16.
Quarterfinals: New York Red Bulls 1, New England Revolution 0 - 7.13.17
Bradley Wright-Phillips struck in the 87th minute to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals at Harvard University’s Jordan Field Thursday night.
Felipe slipped a ball into Wright-Phillips to tap inside the far post for the Red Bulls, who booked their ticket into the semifinals of a tournament.
Semifinals: New York Red Bulls 3, FC Cincinnati 2 (AET) - 8.15.17
Bradley Wright-Phillips hit a brace to lead a heroic three-goal comeback to send the New York Red Bulls to their first U.S. Open Cup Final since 2003 with a 3-2 win extra-time semifinal victory over FC Cincinnati.
Substitute Gonzalo Veron began the comeback with an opportunistic 75th-minute goal to cut New York's deficit to 2-1.
Wright-Phillips then went to work in the air, burying Tyler Adams' cross in the 78th minute before sending his header off Sal Zizzo's cross past goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt 11 minutes into extra time.
Moments after Wright-Phillips' second, Adams made a game-saving block of Marco Dominguez on the goal line after the FCC substitute had gotten around Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara to send the club to the title match.