New York Red Bulls win the New York derby
FULL TIME – New York Red Bulls 1 – 0 New York City
New York Red Bulls won the local derby eliminating New York City from the US Open Cup.
A 67th minute goal from Daniel Royer was enough to see the home side march on to the fifth round.
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) June 15, 2017
Looking for a place in the fifth round for the first time in the club’s history, Patrick Vieira named a strong City XI including David Villa, Maxi Moralez and Alex Ring who all made their Open Cup debut.
Royer came on for Mike Grella at the start of the second half and helped energize a Red Bulls team that was fortunate not to trail.
City missed a host of chances including a Tommy McNamara attempt that hit the crossbar twice and another shot off the far post by David Villa.
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) June 15, 2017
How the teams lined up
New York Red Bulls
Formation – 4-2-3-1
Line-up – Ryan Meara, Sal Zizzo, Aurelien Collin, Damien Perrinelle, Aaron Long, Felipe, Tyler Adams, Mike Grella (Daniel Royer, 45′), Sacha Kljestan (Sean Davis, 90′), Alex Muyl, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Gonzalo Veron, 90+3′)
Unused Subs: Robles, Ndam, Etienne Jr., Basuljevic
New York City
Formation – 4-3-3
Line-up – Sean Johnson, Ethan White (Sean Okoli, 78′), Frederic Brillant, Alexander Callens, Ben Sweat, Alex Ring, Mikey Lopez, Maxi Moralez (John Stertzer, 45′; Jonathan Lewis, 69′), Jack Harrison, David Villa, Tommy McNamara
Unused Subs: Johansen, Rawls, Allen, Gomez
67′ – Capitalizing on an errant pass out of defense, Wright-Phillips streakes cleared and forced a great save from Johnson but Royer was there to clean up the rebound, volleying into the vacated net.
City however won’t have to wait long for revenge. They again meet in the first of three MLS regular season encounters on June 24 again at the Red Bull Arena.