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Recap: Miami FC brush aside NYRB II 3-0

Othello Bah's early goal and Lamar Walker scored twice after coming on as a second-half substitute helped Miami FC extend the New York Red Bulls' losing streak misery, receiving their six straight loss, 3-0.

The home side got on the board in the 16th minute when Billy Forbes took the ball and started off a break from midfield, danced around defender Emir Tombul and cooly slotted home the goal to put the Miami FC in the lead.

With Miami FC firmly on the attack, they nearly doubled the lead two minutes later as Othello Bah charged past the New York defense with a through ball, but Billy Forbes was caught offside, negating the attack much to the New York Red Bulls II's relief, as least temporarily.

New York Red Bulls II had their share of problems both at home and on the road magnified as midfielder Austin Brummett's evening was ended early as due to an injury from a rough tackle, he was replaced by Serge Ngoma in the 27th minute. 

New York nearly had an opportunity to equalize in the 35th minute when Daniel Edleman delivered a beauty of a cross from a corner kick, but Mathias Jørgensen's header at close range missed to the right side the post. 

Red Bulls II managed one last attack in stoppage time as Mathias Jorgensen delivered a nice pass over to Jake LaCava, who let off a blistering shot on the ground, but the ball nestled into the fingertips of Miami FC goalkeeper Connor Sparrow as the half came to a close.

Reid off a dangerous freekick blasted the ball towards the net for a sure goal, but Luca Lewis was up to the task, palming the ball off the crossbar making a heroic save.

As the second half got underway, Miami FC midfielder Adonijah Reid won a freekick in the 50th minute, after getting fouled by Daniel Edelman, and nearly scored when he blasted the ball toward the top left corner, only to be denied by New York goalkeeper Luca Lewis who palmed the ball off the crossbar while making the save, keeping his team in the match. 

However, the hosts would find a way to double the lead in the 71st minute as Othello Bah once again penetrated the New York defense, passed the ball over to a waiting Lamar Walker in the center of the box, in front of the net. And he did not miss from there, as his shot skipped past a helpless Luca Lewis as the ball rolled to the back of the net.

New York had one more chance to get on the scoresheet in one minute into stoppage time as Jeremy Rafanello took a pass from Samuel Williams, and he let loose a blast from outside the box, But Connor Sparrow easily saved it as the ball curled toward the top right corner of the net, securing the clean sheet for the night. 

But then Lamar Walker would then score his second goal of the match just four minutes later, slamming the door of any hope of the Red Bulls II getting back into the match and emphatically extending their misery with a sixth straight defeat before heading back north to Pittsburgh to face the Riverhounds on Wednesday. 

Starting XI:

The Miami FC: Connor Sparrow; Junior Palacios (Luca Antonelli 83’), Callum Chapman-Page, Paco Craig, Robert Kcira (Jahshaun Anglin 83’); Billy Forbes (Lamar Walker 58’), Bah Othello, Boluwatife Akinyode, Adonijah Reid (Pierre Da Silva 78’); Devon Williams, Christiano François (Janos Loebe 77’)

New York Red Bulls II: Luca Lewis; JC Cortez (Kyle Zajec 72’), Juan Castillo, Emir Tombul, Jeremy Rafanello; Dru Yearwood, Daniel Edelman (Sam Williams 79’), Jake LaCava (Michael Knapp 73’), Austin Brummett (Serge Ngoma 27’); Omar Sowe (Nicholas Rabiu 78’), Mathias Jørgensen (Luther Archimede 66’)

Scoring Summary:

16' - (Miami FC) Billy Forbes, unassisted
72' - (Miami FC) Lamar Walker assisted by Othello Bah
90+5' (Miami FC) Lamar Walker assisted by Janos Loebe

Disciplinary Summary:

62' - (Miami FC) Bah Othello - Yellow card


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