Set piece goals see Red Bulls fall to Cincinnati 2-1

FC Cincinnati snapped the New York Red Bulls three game winning streak thanks to taking advantage of poor set piece defending.

The Red Bulls came off of a very successful three match home stand on short rest. Heading to Cincinnati to take on FCC is a tall task for any team, and it proved too much for the Red Bulls on the day, falling 2-1.

Set piece goals see Red Bulls fall to Cincinnati 2-1

The Red Bulls created the first scoring opportunity of the night through Tom Barlow in the 15th minute. The big forwards breakaway was thwarted by an onrushing Spencer Richey who made the save. Two minutes later, the Red Bulls had to pick the ball out of their net.

Forrest Lasso opened the scoring for FCC on a well taken corner by Emmanuel Ledesma. The Red Bulls defense failed to pick up Lasso at the near post, and the defender tucked his header past Evan Louro.

The Red Bulls answered back in the 25th minute, forcing an own goal from Danni Konig. Following a foul to Tom Barlow, Andrew Tinari sent in a dangerous free kick towards Hassan Ndam. Konig kept Ndam at bay, but headed the ball into the FCC goal, knotting the match at one.

FCC continued to create chances in the first half, and found the back of the net again in the 35th minute. Ledesma once again provided the assist on a free kick from near midfield. Patrick Barrett snuck behind the Red Bulls’ defense, creating space for a free header at the back post.

The Red Bulls nearly tied the match again in extra time, but Barlow’s shot hit the crossbar.

The Red Bulls drop to 8-6-7 on the year, good enough for 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Next week, the Red Bulls head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rowdies.

Photo by Bill Twomey

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