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New York RedBulls Defeat NYC F.C. 1-0 in US Open Derby Match !
New Jersey(SMI-WIRE,06.14.17)The New York RedBulls defeat NYC F.C. 1-0, in the fourth-round of the US Open Cup with Daniel Royer's second half goal and during top assistant Chris Armas' coach debut at the RedBulls Arena, Harrison NJ.
With the win today, the RedBulls improved its record of (6-1-0) overall against NYC F.C. on the New York's Derby competition.RedBulls' coach assistant Chris Armas made his coaching debut and earned his first victory due to Jesse Marsh suspension for this game."I enjoyed the game tonight. I really did. One, we move on in the tournament, right? Mission accomplished there. Two, probably mostly important, I think we're most proud of the coaching staff. When we see us being us, we do at the highest level, tested today. I mean, they're a great team."said Armas of his debut and winning the NY Derby.
Both teams fired-up their engines to the offensive attack from the start with NYC F.C. having a clear chance to score at the 15' minutes, when David Villa ran the ball to the left side of the field and passed it to Tommy Macnamara inside the 18', who kicked a missile hitting the underside crossbar of the goal and rebounding back into the field.
The second opportunity for NYC F.C. occurred when Redbulls' defender Damien Perrinelle cleared the ball inside the 18' and immediately intercepted by Villa, kicking a soft ground shot hitting the goalpost at the 37' minute, sending both teams to the locker-rooms scoreless.“We are frustrated because we believe that if we scored the first goal, the game would be different.”said Vieira after the game.
In the second half NY Redbulls replaced Mike Grella for Roy Daniel Royer, a clutch move by coach Armas who eventually scored the winning goal for the RedBulls.
The Redbulls goal came into play when Bradley Wright-Phillips kicked a hard shot bouncing off NYC F.C. goalkeeper Sean Johnson's body and rebounding to Daniel Royer, who kicked a left footed that landed inside the far post in the 67th minute for the 1-0 victory for the RedBulls.
"I saw Bradley's situation to finish. I was just trying to be in a spot to be an option for him, to pass, but he was in a good spot to take the finish on his own. Then, after the ball got deflected, the ball was in the air and I just tried to have a good touch to put it in and I'm happy that it happened." said Daniel Royer after the game about scoring the winning goal for the RedBulls.