Red Bulls Academy products have had a great history in the rivalry against New York City FC, we are breaking down the top five moments:
5. Five Homegrowns appear against NYCFC
On August 22, 2018, the New York Red Bulls took the field against NYCFC for the 14th installment of the rivalry. That day the Red Bulls had five homegrowns appear in the match, which was the most homegrowns to appear in the rivalry. Connor Lade, Sean Davis, and Tyler Adams all started the match, with Adams tallying the assist on the lone goal for RBNY. Derrick Etienne, Jr. and Alex Muyl would come off the bench in the 1-1 draw.
4. Alex Muyl assists in 4-0 Open Cup win
Alex Muyl has had a great history in the NY Derby, which includes two goals and the assist he got in the 4-0 victory over NYCFC in the fourth round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Muyl had a terrific run beating multiple defenders and then played a striding Daniel Royer, who slotted home the third goal of the match.
3. Derrick Etienne, Jr. scores in 4-0 win over NYCFC
Derrick Etienne, Jr. had a great start to the 2018 season, scoring his first professional goal on March 31 against Orlando City SC. About one month later, his second goal would be something special. On the shoulder of the last defender, Etienne, Jr. shielded him off and then dribbled the ball past an incoming Sean Johnson to secure three points for the Red Bulls.
2. Matt Miazga becomes first homegrown to score in NY Derby
Matt Miazga signed a homegrown contract with the New York Red Bulls on May 30, 2013. Two years later, NYCFC would join Major League Soccer in 2015. In the second game against their rivals, Miazga found himself in the box setting up for a set piece. Former New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan played a perfect ball in the box and Miazga was there to head it home. He became the first homegrown to score in the NY Derby and his famous baseball celebration was created.
1.Alex Muyl scores first professional goal in 7-0 win
In the 54th minute, Alex Muyl came on for fellow New York native, Mike Grella, making his first appearance in the NY Derby. Two minutes later, Bradley Wright-Phillips would take ball off a NYCFC defender and set the ball up in the eighteen. Muyl would come across the ball and strike it past NYCFC goalkeeper Josh Saunders. This was the fifth goal of the match and his first professional goal.
Red Bulls U-15’s, U-17’s, and U-19’s teams will be hosting NYCFC Academy teams for the first-time this season at Red Bulls Training Facility in East Hanover on September 28, with kick-off’s set for 10 a.m. ET, 12 p.m. ET, and 2 p.m. ET.