New York Red Bulls II 2, Toronto FC II 1
USL Regular Season: Match 1
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 1 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
TOR – Matthew Srbely (Liam Fraser) 11’
NY – Andrew Tinari (Ben Mines) 62’
NY – Andrew Tinari (Florian Valot 72’
TOR – Kyle Bjornethun (caution) 7’
NY – Steven Echevarria (caution) 28’
NY – Tommy Redding (caution) 50’
TOR – Matthew Srbely (caution) 58’
TOR – Aikim Andrews (caution) 76’
TOR – Liam Fraser (caution) 90’+2
NYRBII: Evan Louro; Niko De Vera, Hassan Ndam (Kevin Politz, 54th minute), Jordan Scarlett, Tommy Redding, Ethan Kutler, Steven Echevarria, Andrew Tinari, Florian Valot ©(Stefano Bonomo, 73rd minute), Ben Mines, Brian White (Cristian Casseres, Jr., 83rd minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 31; SHOTS ON GOAL:11; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 3
TFCII: Angelo Cavalluzzo; Tim Kübel (Aikim Andrews 67’), Robert Boskovic, Rocco Romeo (Shaan Hundal 82’), Kyle Bjornethun; Liam Fraser ©, Matthew Srbely (Malik Johnson 72’), Luca Uccello, Aidan Daniels; Ryan Telfer, Ben Spencer
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 9
- New York Red Bulls II opened the 2018 USL season with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Toronto FC II, Saturday at Red Bull Arena.
- The win marks the first time in their short four-year history that NYRB II has won their season-opening match.
- In the 11th minute, TFC II opened the scoring as Matthew Srbely snuck behind the New York defense for the opening goal.
- In the 50th minute, Tommy Redding conceded a penalty kick in the box but Evan Louro stepped up and denied Ben Spencer the opportunity to double TFC’s lead making a diving save to his right.
- 12 minutes later in the 62nd minute, NYRB II equalized coming from the foot of Andrew Tinari, who redirected a Ben Mines shot from outside the 18.
- With 31 shots on the night, NYRB II did not stop there, finding the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute, again from Andrew Tinari, who finished a perfectly placed ball from Florian Valot across the face of goal.
- With the brace on the day, Tinari doubled his career goal scoring total, one that sat at two.
- Ben Mines picked up his second career assist in USL feeding Andrew Tinari’s equalizer.
- NYRB II players Kevin Politz, Brian White, Steven Echevarria, Niko De Vera and Cristian Casseres, Jr. all made their USL pro debuts in today’s match.