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Recap: Red Bulls Draw in Painful Road Effort Against Atlanta

photo by Matt Kremkau

New York Red Bulls end their two-game road trip winless after a scoreless draw with Atlanta United at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The game was dotted with injuries to defenders Tom Edwards and Andres Reyes, while the play on the field lacked sharpness due to fixture congestion in the third game in the past week.

Both teams pressed in the game but found few chances. What they did find lacked sharpness in finishing, leaving fans to watch a game that generated little excitement. An impressive crowd pressed for Atlanta to score but New York did a good job defensively to stifle their efforts.

That defensive effort was thwarted with a second half injury to Reyes who now leaves New York with few options. Frankie Amaya replaced him in the game but captain Sean Davis appeared to be the one to fit into the responsibilities. Minutes later, Edwards left the game, bringing in Amro Tarek take up the duties as well.

Atlanta hit the post late in the game but New York didn't break away from home. The scoreless game gives New York their first point of the season away from Red Bull Arena but still leaves the club asking for more, heading into an important game against Orlando City next week at Exploria Stadium.

Starting XI:

New York Red Bulls: Coronel; Edwards (63' Tarek), Nealis Reyes (53' Amaya), Duncan, Yearwood (78' Harper), Davis, Tolkin, Carmona, Klimala (45' Fabio), Barlow (78' Fernandez)

Atlanta United: Guzan; Lennon, Robinson, Walkes, Bello, Ibarra (37' Franco), Sosa, Barco, Lopez (70' Mulraney), Torres, Moreno

Scoring Summary:

22' (New York Red Bulls) Tom Edwards - YELLOW CARD
65' (Atlanta United FC) Santiago Sosa - YELLOW CARD
69' (New York Red Bulls) Sean Davis - YELLOW CARD
85' (New York Red Bulls) John Tolkin - YELLOW CARD
86' (New York Red Bulls) Amro Tarek - YELLOW CARD


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