After a long international break has come and gone, the New York Red Bulls went back to work to face a Nashville SC Side that hasn’t lost a match at the start of this season, but that all changed after these 90 minutes ended as the New York Red Bulls knocked off their second unbeaten opponent as they took down Nashville SC by a final score of two goals to nil.
Since Fabio came over on loan, he has shown how much of a hard worker he is, trying to get into a position to convert any chances he can finish. While he did assist four times, he would finally get his first goal of the season in the 37th minute as Patryk Klimala punted the ball towards a rushing Fabio and with a one-time volley, Fabio smashes it off the inside of the far post and into the back of the net.
The Red Bulls were looking for a second in the second half and once again the backline would be designated to add to the lead. Kyle Duncan who had a solid restart from the Coronavirus break converted three times last season. He scored his first of the season after Caden Clark passed him the ball. Duncan cut from the near side to the middle of the park and from 22 yards away he ripped a big strike inside the far post in the 56th minute.
The Red Bulls played a fantastic team game all match long, as their defending was superb, and their attack was strong. Carlos Coronel had one big save to deal with, and got some help from the crossbar as Hany Mukhtar drilled a free-kick that didn’t dip enough to give Coronel any issues. This team right now is looking solid, but they need to improve their play away from Red Bull Arena if they want to threaten the New England Revolution for the top spot in the East.
I think a massive win this night against a very difficult opponent. I think we played from the first, second very well in our pairings. I
think we have many, many good moments against the ball. I think I can see the whole time-synchronized pressing.” said Gerhard Struber” I think I can see also, this was also today the next step to come better in our position, come better in better position moments with control. Yeah, when we change our shape a little bit, it was very fluid today and yeah, I think it was the next step. I can see the boys, they handled the situations very flexibly on the ball.
“Right now we can see Fabio’s first goal. I think it’s very important for his confidence. The result, in the end, give everyone a big, big self-confidence for the next big game and also I think that the performance, I think the performance today was very, very good, yeah, and it was, in the end, a result that we deserved with our style of play from the first second until the last second”
Before this international break came, the Red Bull defeated Orlando City who was unbeaten, and after this international break ended the Red Bulls defeated Nashville. Two unbeaten sides were taken down by this young Red Bulls side and are currently in third place in the east as they jumped seven to eight spots at this point in time. Depending on the results from the other games this weekend the Red Bulls are looking like a side that is gelling very well and can be a tough team to play against in this current season.
But for now, the Strikers department has a goal, the club looks to have solid chemistry at the moment, but the only thing that needs to be improved is their road form. Once they get that fixed then they can be a tough side to play against down the road in this season that is Eastern Conference heavy in 2021.