New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls opened 2018 Heineken Rivalry Week with a NY Derby full of blood and thunder, as the teams played to a 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, in a game where the home side finished with nine men after picking up two red cards.
The Red Bulls opened the scoring in the 37th minute, as Bradley Wright-Phillips scored with a backwards diving header off a recirculated play following a corner kick. That was Wright-Phillips' 200th goal in his professional career, according to the Red Bulls.
Despite that, NYCFC were dealt another blow, as Ebenezer Ofori was sent off in the 73rd minute following Video Review for a foul on Wright-Phillips for stepping on the Red Bulls' forward's leg, bringing the home side to nine men.
- Sunday, August 26 vs. D.C. United (7 pm ET | FS1 - TV & streaming info)