NYC 2-0 Red Bulls: The Pigeons strike down the Metro at Yankee Stadium

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New York beat Red Bulls with a 2-0 victory on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. NYC and Red Bulls currently occupy 4th and 3rd spots in the league, with 49 points and 50 points respectively after 44 matches.

The first half of the match started favourably for NYC, with an early goal from Callens in the 1st minute. The Pigeons then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Rodríguez, 23 minutes in, ending the first half 2-0. The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Both managers used all available substitutions. Substitutions for NYC included Haak, Andrade and Parks for Gabriel Pereira, Talles Magno and Acevedo, respectively, Red Bulls brought on Fernandez, Barlow and Reyes to replace Elias Manoel, Clark and Luquinhas.

There were bookings for Acevedo, Moralez and Rodríguez from NYC, and Morgan, Nealis, Cásseres and Daniel Edelman, for Red Bulls.

Technical card:
New York:Johnson, Chanot, Martins, Callens, Gray, Moralez, Acevedo (Parks, min.88), Rodríguez, O’toole, Gabriel Pereira (Haak, min.62) and Talles Magno (Andrade, min.72)
Red Bulls:Carlos Miguel, Long, Nealis, John Tolkin, Duncan, Cásseres, Daniel Edelman, Clark (Barlow, min.67), Morgan, Luquinhas (Reyes, min.81) and Elias Manoel (Fernandez, min.67)
Stadium:Yankee Stadium
Goals:Callens (1-0, min. 1) and Rodríguez (2-0, min. 23)