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Recap: Charlotte Outlast New York Red Bulls II 3-2

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Charlotte and New York Red Bulls traded goals in an end-to-end affair through the torrential rainstorms, but Sylvain Marveaux's go-ahead goal gave the Independence a 3-2 road victory at MSU Soccer Park Tuesday night. The match was delayed for an hour and ten minutes because of thunderstorms in the North Jersey area.

When the match finally got underway, Charlotte got on the scoreboard on the 13th minute when midfielder Marcelo Palamino off a set-piece, whipped the ball right inside the post. New York Red Bulls II answered back in the 18th minute when forward Omar Sowe took a pass from Jeremy Rafanleeo off a break down the right side, dodged past two defenders, and slotted home the equalizer.

However, the lead would not last very long. Just six minutes later, Charlotte forward Enzo Martinez connected from a cross at close range from Adam Armour in front of the net to put the visitors in the lead.

Charlotte had a chance to go up by two goals before the half, but Brandt Bronico scuffed his shot just wide to the left.

New York Red Bulls II was off and running at the start of the second half as Omar Sowe scored his second goal of the match, taking a direct pass from Jeremy Rafanello and blasted the ball past goalkeeper Austin Pack to level the match at two goals apiece.

While New York Red Bulls II controlled the game for most of the half from that point, Charlotte was able to take advantage of one possession, and make it count in the 61st minute, when forward Sylvain Marveaux took a direct pass from Brandt Bronico, putting the visitors in the lead for the third time.  

New York Red Bulls II tried to mount one last attack from a set-piece deep into stoppage time, but it was all for naught as Marveaux's goal was proved to be the game-winner as the match came to end, despite Omar Sowe's two goals, and the home side putting together one of the better performances at MSU Soccer Park this season.

Starting XI:

New York Red Bulls II: Samuel Joseph, Jeremy Rafanello, Kyle Zajec, Juan Catillo, Jason Pendant, Sam Williams, Daniel Edelman, Austin Brummett, Jake LaCava, Omar Sowe (19', 46'), Serge Ngoma (Mathias Jorgensen 71')

Charlotte Independence: Austin Pack, Kevin Riascos, Christian Fuchs, Christian Dean (Hugh Roberts 70'), Joel Johnson, Brandt Bronico, Marcelo Palamino (13')(Distel Zola 84'), Adam Armour, Sylvain Marveaux (61')(Irvin Parra 71'), Dane Kelly (Clay Dimick 83'), Enzo Martinez (25')

Scoring Summary:

13' - (Charlotte Independence) Marcelo Palamino, unassisted
18' - (New York Red Bulls II) Omar Sowe, assisted by Jeremy Rafanello
25' - (Charlotte Independence) Enzo Martinez, assisted by Adam Armour
46' - (New York Red Bulls II) Omar Sowe, assisted by Jeremy Rafanello
61' - (Charlotte Independence) Sylvain Marveaux, assisted by Brandt Bronico

Disciplinary Summary

34' - (New York Red Bulls II) Serge Ngoma - Yellow card
56' - (New York Red Bulls II) Jeremy Rafanello - Yellow card
67' - (Charlotte Independence) Christian Dean - Yellow card
75' - (Charlotte Independence) Austin Park - Yellow card
90+1' (Charlotte Independence) Irvin Parra - Yellow card


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