The Red Bulls got lucky on a ball off the crossbar that went straight down onto the line for a "no goal." What was about the extent of the threat from NYC FC. The Red Bulls owned the 2nd half with only a handful of NYC FC counterattacks. Red Bulls did not get enough shots though from how much of that second half they controlled.
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
For as much possession as the Red Bulls had, they needed to capitalize on it more than they did. They just could not put themselves in a position to score quite enough.
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
Couple scares in first half, but the Red Bulls defense put a lid on NYCFC in the second half.
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
Defensive Support & Transition
The game was mostly played between the NYCFC penalty box and midfield. RBNY needed to generate more scoring chances for how long they controlled the ball.
Lineup & Substitutions
Meara got the start in goal for Robles. Had a few saves in first half, but it was a good night for a breather for Robles.