Bradley Wright-Phillips, Ryan Meara Shine in victory over Atlanta (Featured info)

The giants of Eastern football, the New York Red Bulls, faced each other in an anticipated MLS clash and emerged victorious.

New York Red Bulls at Atlanta United
May 20, 2018
7:00 pm
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Christopher Penso
Cameron Blanchard
Brian Poeschel
Fotis Bazakos
Mark Geiger

Game summary

New York Red Bulls, on Sunday, May 20, played Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This was only the third meeting between the two parties. With the absence of Luis Robles (knee injury) of the lineup, RBNY saw Ryan Meara, a New York native in the starting lineup.

RBNY emerged victorious 3-1, as Atlanta suffered a red Greg Garza and RBNY suffered the loss of Kemar Lawrence to what appeared to be a serious injury. Bradley Wright-Phillips (2) and Daniel Royer (1 PK) were the scorers of the RBNY.

Luis Robles will miss his first start of the regular season in 183 games.


– Red Bulls of New York (@NewYorkRedBulls) May 20, 2018

Despite the strong atmosphere and side of Atlanta, Jesse Marsch, in a previous interview, said: "It will be a great challenge to go down to Atlanta, but we are very excited."

Before the match, RBNY led the series with a win and a draw. The goals also favored RBNY 2-1. This season, the New York Red Bulls are in fifth place with nine games played and 18 points. Atlanta, in the same conference, sits in first place with eleven games played and 25 points. While the difference in the games played is two, the points per game are almost equal.

So far, New York Red Bulls and Atlanta are two of the highest scoring teams in the league. RBNY with 23 and ATL with 25. Similarly, these teams have only two goals difference in chained goals, RBNY with 11 and ATL with 13.

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Josef Martinez and Miguel Almirón have been illuminating the Atlanta marker, the RBNY has seen several goalscorers like Bradley Wright-Phillips, Florian Valot and Kaku. This depth has allowed RBNY to be competitive no matter who is on the pitch.

High Pressure Start

RBNY started the game with great pressure that surprised Atlanta. Most of the opening minutes were played in the middle of Atlanta.

An early opportunity in the fifth minute saw BWP receive a ball near the top of Atlanta's eighteen-yard box. However, he was called out of the game.

In the thirteenth minute, Daniel Royer hit a strong volley in the frame of a poor header from an Atlanta defender. Brad Guzan, however, was equal to the powerful shot from outside the top of the eighteen-yard box.

What a strike! So close to Royer. #ATLvRBNY | #RBNY

– New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) May 20, 2018

Ryan Meara gets big

In In the 21st minute, Ryan Meara got close when he stopped a long shot from inside the box of eighteen yards from Miguel Almirón. The fans saved to remember why the RBNY kept him on the list since Luis Robles took over.

Ryan Meara Amazing Save, No. 1 #ATLvRBNY | #RBNY

– New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) May 20, 2018

Again, at minute 24, Ryan Meara except for another shot from Martinez from the eighteen-yard box.

In the 27th minute, a deflected shot found the feet of Ezequiel Barco, who capitalized on the opportunity and scored from close to ten yards from the goal.

26 & # 39; | GOOOOAL !!! Barco opens the scoring with his 1st in @MBStadium !! #ATLUTD 1-0 @NewYorkRedBulls

– Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) May 20, 2018

] In the 31st minute, Martinez was one on one with Meara when the RBNY defense collapsed. Ryan Meara slipped on the artificial turf that caused a lot of trouble for both teams. Originally what was called a goal, shortly after, VAR reversed the goal as Martinez was sanctioned by a foul on Tim Parker that allowed the break.

In the 40th minute, BWP was knocked down near the penalty spot in a battle for a Royer touch the box. The referee blew the whistle for a penalty kick. Royer went ahead to take the penalty and converted the opportunity calmly touching the ball in the center and pbaded to Brad Guzan.

The penalty was awarded to #RBNY after Miles Robinson wrapped himself up with BWP in the box. Awkwardly defending. #ATLUTD #ATLvNY #ATLvRBNY #MLS

– Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) May 21, 2018

Royer defeats Guzan and is level 1-1! #ATLvRBNY

– Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 21, 2018

The first half was characterized by the physical game of both equipment, which was made careless by artificial turf. The players slipped and slid while the grbad bounced the ball unpredictably. As a result, both teams played a 1-1 draw at halftime.

HT: Everything is even in Atlanta between @ATLUTD and @NewYorkRedBulls . #ATLvRBNY

– Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 21, 2018

Statistics Half Time

Objectives: RBNY 1 – ATL 1
Shots: RBNY 4 – ATL 7
Shots in the goal: RBNY 3 – ATL 4
Ownership: RBNY 48.2% – ATL 51.8% [19659005] RBNY Kick Into Gear

The VAR was useful at the start of the second half as Jeff Larentowicz originally received a red card for a foul, but was later changed to a more suitable yellow.

In the 51st minute, BWP received a cross from Michael Murillo from the right side of the field. BWP's first-ever header boosted the shot that went off Guzan's right side.

What? A ball. ?

What. To finish. ? #ATLvRBNY

– Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 21, 2018

In the 55th minute BWP, again, scored a head of a Kaku cross that resulted from a change of Atlanta.

Did not we see this?

Double nice for @BWPNINENINE . #ATLvRBNY

– Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 21, 2018

The offensive change for Atlanta came around the 64th minute when Kevin Kratz and Hector Villalba were subbed in the game. Subsequently, the opportunities continued for RBNY.

In the 71st minute, the Atlanta night got worse as Greg Garza received a red card for a malicious tackle with the posts shown on Sean Davis.

Lawrence and Adams Injuries

Shortly after, Kemar Lawrence received an uncomfortable contact with the ball when clearing the ball. Tyler Adams also suffered a knee injury during the game. Lawrence took a significant amount of time to get him out of the field with a collar.

The fans supported him as they encouraged Lawrence as they pulled him out of the field. Jesse Marsch also ran to the exit to make sure Lawrence was congratulated for his efforts.

ESNY wishes Kemar Lawrence a speedy recovery.

We are all with you, @ kemarkemar24 .

– New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) May 21, 2018

After the twelve minute detention time, the New York Red Bulls they retired victorious with the three points when defeating the first place Atlanta United. Thanks to BWP and Ryan Meara, the New York Red Bulls now occupy fourth place in the Eastern Conference with the best points for league play.

FULL TIME, pres. by @AffinityFCU

Five Stripes, One L #ATLvRBNY | #RBNY

– New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) May 21, 2018

Final Statistics:

Objectives: RBNY 3 – ATL 1
Shots: RBNY 14 – ATL 12
Shots in goal: RBNY 6 – ATL 7
Ownership: RBNY 51.1% – ATL 48.9%

The next RBNY game is against Philadelphia on May 26

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