Montclair, NJ (July 6, 2018) – As they swept to a 6-1 victory against ATL UTD 2 at MSU Soccer Park, New York almost took the lead in the 11th minute when Ben Mines hit the crossbar from close range after a corner kick from the right bounced toward the back post, but six minutes later Chris Lema scored his first goal for the club as he fired home a shot after a deflected cross had come back off the left post to the top of the penalty area.
New York Red Bulls II race past Atlanta United, 6-1
Hosts score early, then score often
New York doubled its lead on the half-hour mark as Amando Moreno seized on a deflected cross to bundle home a close-range finish, and almost added to its lead just before the break as Andrew Tinari also hit the woodwork. Brian White also hit the crossbar early in the second half, but the Red Bulls II notched a third just before the hour-mark as Ethan Kutler rifled home a finish from 20 yards out into the left corner.
Hassan Ndam and Tinari then found the net in the final 20 minutes for the hosts, and while Atlanta claimed a consolation goal through an own goal by Jordan Scarlett caused by Devon Sandoval with nine minutes to go the Red Bulls II added a sixth in stoppage time as Cristian Casseres Jr. scored from the penalty spot.
Assistant Coach praises team identity
With Head Coach John Wolyniec suspended from being ejected from the Louisville City match last week, Assistant Coach Ibrahim Sekagya had some impression of the game afterward:
“We talked to the guys before the game that we need to look like us. That’s the thing we were lacking in the games we played like the game in Louisville. I think in the second we changed everything, we are so unlucky so that we didn’t get the three points at the end, but I think if we stay like that like today’s game I think it will be hard for other teams to beat us.”
17′ – Chris Lema
30′ – Amando Moreno
56′ – Ethan Kutler
71′ – Hassan Ndam
73′ – Andrew Tinari
81′ – Jordan Scarlett (OG)
90′ – Christian Casseres
NYRBII: Louro, Kutler, Devera, Ndam, Scarlett, Casseres, Lema, Mines, Tinari, Moreno, White
ATL: Christensen, Hernandez, Cochran, Kendall-Moulin, Nicklaw, Shannon, Metcalf, Kiessiedou, Samuel, Sandoval