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Recap: Clark and Casseres power New York past Orlando 2-1

photo from Matt Kremkau

HARRISON, NJ - Caden Clark and Cristian Casseres would prove to be the difference as the New York Red Bulls ended their two-match losing stid by shutting down Orlando City SC, 2-1 at Red Bull Arena Saturday afternoon.
Orlando City SC was one of the remaining teams in MLS without a loss. A large part of that was the defense's ability to produce clean sheets in consecutive matches.

That would change in the 35th minute as Caden Clark, celebrating his 18th birthday, scored his fourth goal of the season. Patrik Kimala earned his first assist as he bounced a pass in front of the net, where it found an open Clark for the tap in and the 1-0 advantage. The Red Bulls would control the rest of the first half despite the lack of creativity employed by midfield at times.

Things would be more of the same in the second half as the Red Bulls would give Orlando City defenders all they would handle. But Cristian Casseres' set-piece goal 60th minute gave the Red Bulls the two-goal cushion they needed.

Orlando City pulled one back in the 84th minute as Silvester van der Water scored in the 84th minute, ruining Carlos Coronel's chance for the third clean sheet. Orlando City would continue press for the equalizer late in the match, but Silvester van der Water skied a chance into the Red Bull Arena seats. 

The win was a welcome one for coach Gerhard Struber and his crew as they begin work on some of the fundamentals during the FIFA international break, with their next match scheduled in three weeks.

Starting XI:

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; Kyle Duncan, Tom Edwards, Sean Nealis, John Tolkin, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Sean Davis Ⓒ, Caden Clark (Omir Fernandez, 85’), Frankie Amaya (Dru Yearwood, 43’), Daniel Royer (Brian White, 85’), Patryk Klimala (Fabio, 62’)

Orlando City SC: Pedro Gallese; Kyle Smith, Antonio Carlos, Robin Jansson, Michael Halliday (Joao Moutinho, 63’), Junior Urso, Sebastian Mendez (Silvester van der Water, 63’), Andres Perea, Mauricio Pereyra (Benji Michel, 45’), Chris Mueller, Tesho Akindele 

Scoring Summary:
36' (New York Red Bulls) Caden Clark assisted by Patrik Kimala
60' (New York Red Bulls) Cristian Casseres Jr. unassisted
84' (Orlando City SC) Silvester van der Water assisted by Tesho Akindele

52' (Orlando City SC) Antonio Carlos - YELLOW CARD
54' (Orlando City SC) Jhegson Mendez - YELLOW CARD
65' (New York Red Bulls) Sean Davis - YELLOW CARD
74' (Orlando City SC) Jansson - YELLOW CARD
80' (New York Red Bulls) Cristian Casseres Jr. - YELLOW CARD


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