Major League Soccer

NYC FC (V) vs. NY Red Bulls (H)

Red Bull Arena

Wednesday Jun 06,2018 07:30 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for NY Red Bulls


Post Game Analysis Report

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade A-    
Execution B+    
Offensive Play A-    
Defensive Effectiveness B    
Player of the Match Ryan Meara    
Overall Match Quality No Opinion    
Overall Game Assessment Red Bulls were susceptible to counter attacks in first half and were lucky to walk away with a one goal advantage at halftime. it took a save off the goal line and a couple strong Meara saves to keep the advantage. The Red Bulls came out strong in the second half and really turned on the pressure. They sealed it about midway through and Royer added two late to blow NYCFC away.    

Unit Performance
Game Strategy B    
Overall Preparedness B    
Lineup & Substitutions B+    
In-Game Management A    
Coaching Comments    
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities B+    
Finishing B-    
Corner Kicks B+    
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect) B    
Controlling Tempo/Possession A    
Generating Pressure A-    
Offense Comments Much better second half, although NYRB controlled most of the game. They kept play on the NYCFC side for most of the game.    
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping A+    
Executing Defensive Game Plan B    
Controlling Offensive Pressure B-    
Preventing Scoring Opportunities C    
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces A    
Transition/Counterattack B+    
Defense Comments Red Bulls needed a lot of luck to come out of the first half without an opposing goal. NYCFC really did not have anything in the second half and pulled Villa early - a signal of defeat in what was still a 1-0 game at the time. After that, the Red Bulls defense was not challenged until a late flurry at the end of an otherwise 4-0 game.    
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession B    
Generate Offensive Counterattacks A-    
Defensive Support & Transition C+    
Controlling Tempo B+    
Midfield Comments Midfield was pushing up and offering a great deal of support to offense, but they were being burned in counterattack - particularly in first half.    

Player Performance
Player Pos Grade Comments
Kemar Lawrence (92) DF  B+ 
Ryan Meara (18) GK  Solid game and was forced to make some big stops. Got lucky when a defender was able to clear a ball from the goal line after making the initial save.
Vincent Bezecourt (88) MF  B+  Scored early, but was quiet after that...
Aaron Long (33) DF 
Daniel Royer (77) MF  B+  2 goals late, but he was helpful in leading the attack. Particularly without BWP in the lineup
Marc Rzatkowski (90) MF