New York Red Bulls II will end their three-game homestand without a win after a 1-0 loss to Miami FC on Friday night at MSU Soccer Park. The frustrating start to the season was exacerbated by a sputtering offense that has yet to hit it's stride and now faces tougher opposition on the road next week.
The game's only goal came in the 15th minute when former Red Bulls II player Devon "Speedy" Williams finished a ball that bounced around the box until falling to the midfielder's feet. There was little that goalkeeper Anthony Marcucci could do about the shot as the defense once again left openings in key spots on the field.
Marcucci impressed for the rest of the game, stopping several efforts from Williams and Forbes in one-on-one opportunities. New York showed little moving forward with their best effort coming late in the game after Wikelman Carmona spun past the defense and took a shot that was wide of the net.
The schedule only gets harder for New York when they hit the road next week against Loudoun United FC. Both teams have struggled this season and it will be an opportunity for the Red Bulls to get back into the USL Championship season.
New York Red Bulls II: Marcucci; Zalinsky, Egbo, Tombul, Castillo (60' Ofori), Acosta (45' Mitchell), Edelman, Knapp, Carmona, Sowe, Rafanello (77' Brummett)
Miami FC: Sparrow; Ballard (67' Francois), Craig, Del Campo, Loebe, Rozeboom, Akinyode, Walker (82' Reid), Williams, Forbes (67' Martinez), Da Silva