In the Red Bulls’ second preseason scrimmage, New York fell to the Philadelphia Union in Clearwater, FL.
The Red Bulls started the game with the following lineup; Bradley Wright-Phillips, Daniel Royer, Kaku, Derrick Etienne Jr. , Sean Davis, Marc Rzatkowski, Janos Loebe, Tim Parker, Sean Nealis, Michael Amir Murillo and Luis Robles.
Cory Burke got the Union on the board via an Ilsinho cross early on in the scrimmage.
At half, the Red Bulls did a full lineup swap; Brian White, Marcus Epps, Ben Mines, Omir Fernandez, Alex Muyl, Jean-Cristophe Koffi, Connor Lade, Amro Tarek, Jordan Scarlett, Kyle Duncan and Evan Louro.
Quickly off the restart Philly doubled the lead through Fafa Picault who was assisted by C.J Sapong. Anthony Fontana put the Union up 3-0 as the second half progressed.
Later, Alex Muyl drew a penalty and scored it making the score, 3-1. Amro Tarek added another Red Bull goal off a set piece but it was too late for the Red Bulls to grab an equalizer.
Goals: PHI: C. Burke, F. Picault, A. Fontana RBNY: A. Muyl, A. Tarek
RBNY players used: Brian White, Marcus Epps, Ben Mines, Omir Fernandez, Alex Muyl, Jean-Cristophe Koffi, Connor Lade, Amro Tarek, Jordan Scarlett, Kyle Duncan, Evan Louro, Chris Lema
Bradley Wright-Phillips, Daniel Royer, Kaku, Derrick Etienne Jr. , Sean Davis, Marc Rzatkowski, Janos Loebe, Tim Parker, Sean Nealis, Michael Amir Murillo and Luis Robles.
RBNY unused players: Roy Boateng, Andreas Ivan, Rece Buckmaster, John Tolkin, Allen Yanks, Omir Fernandez, Vincent Bezecourt, Jared Stroud, Florian Valot, Anatole Abang, Tom Barlow.
Preseason Schedule and Results:
New York Red Bulls 2 v 1 IF Elfsborg
January 30 – New York Red Bulls 2 v Philadelphia Union 3
February 2nd – Orlando City SC – IMG Academy, Time TBD
Mobil Mini Sun Cup
February 10th – Phoenix Rising, Time, Location TBD
February 14th – Real Salt Lake, Kino North Stadium, 1 p.m. MT
February 16 – Portland Timbers, Kino North Stadium, 7 p.m. MT
February 20 – FC Tucson, Kino North Stadium, 3 p.m. MT
February 23 – FC Dallas, Kino North Stadium, 11 a.m. MT
CONCACAF Champions League
Wed. February 20th @ Atletico Pantoja (Dominican Republic) 8 pm
Wed. February 27th vs Atletico Pantoja (Red Bull Arena) 8pm
Photo by Bill Twomey Photography