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Recap: NYRB II Lose Their Second Straight Against San Antonio

New York Red Bulls II lost their second straight game in a week following a 2-1 loss to San Antonio FC at MSU Soccer Park on Wednesday night. A second half comeback was thwarted by the visitors who pounced on the youthful mistakes of John Wolyniec's kids.

New York started strong with a chance from Jeremy Rafanello that nearly put the team up early. They pressed well and appeared to have the Texas club on the back-foot. That is until the 33rd minute when a giveaway in the midfield saw Jose Gallegos run at goal. He split the defenders and scored past goalkeeper Samuel Joseph to give San Antonio the lead. Less than 10 minutes later the lead was doubled when a corner kick slipped through Joseph's hands and into the net. 

Red Bulls put up a fight in the second half. A red card to Mohammed Abu gave them the one-man advantage. Shortly after the team cut the lead to one on a goal from Kyle Zajec. Despite still having the man advantage, it appeared as if San Antonio would score again as they moved the ball quicker and took their chances on break aways.

In the end New York loses yet again as their playoff hopes are all but gone. It is now looking ahead to the 2022 season. Next up for the team is Memphis 901 FC on Sunday afternoon.

Starting XI:

New York Red Bulls: Joseph; Egbo, Tombul, Castillo, Cortez (85' Rabiu), Edelman, Zajec, Rafanello, Ngoma (62' Archimede), LaCava, Jorgensen (76' Brummett)

San Antonio FC: Cardone; Varela, Ford, Taintor, Maloney, Abu, Lindley (45' Lema), Giro, Epps, Gallegos, Dhillon (62' Nathan)

Scoring Summary:
33' (San Antonio FC) Jose Gallegos
48' (San Antonio FC) Samuel Joseph - Own Goal
55' (New York Red Bulls II) Kyle Zajec

18' (San Antonio FC) Justin Dhillon - YELLOW CARD
25' (New York Red Bulls II) Serge Ngoma - YELLOW CARD
28' (New York Red Bulls II) Mandela Egbo - YELLOW CARD
37' (San Antonio FC) Mohammed Abu - YELLOW CARD
40' (New York Red Bulls II) Daniel Edelman - YELLOW CARD
53' (San Antonio FC) Mohammed Abu - RED CARD
64' (New York Red Bulls II) Jose Castillo - YELLOW CARD
65' (San Antonio FC) Joaquin Varela - YELLOW CARD
90' (San Antonio FC) Matt Cardone - YELLOW CARD


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