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Recap: Red Bulls Rout Miami in Shocker 4-0

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The New York Red Bulls finally put together a performance that was worthy of the scoreline as they ended their ten-match winless streak by soundly defeating Inter Miami CF, 4-0

The Red Bulls put those hosts on their heels early and often by pressing anyone wearing a black kit with the ball. Often at times, they would wind up being the beneficiaries as they unleashed 27 shots, with 9 on target at the Inter Miami defense.

At one such instance, Patryk Klimala was tripped on the play initially, but immediately got up to continue the attack caught Inter Miami goalkeeper Marsman off his line, and shot the ball to the empty net, but Makoun was able to scramble down the field and extend his left leg as he slid, clearing the ball just before it went over the line. 

The Red Bulls would be rewarded for their great start as Patryk Klimala would not be denied in the 18th minute as took a great pass from Wiki Carmona on the break and scored his 6th goal of the season, putting the visitors ahead, 1-0

Thomas Edwards throwing the ball in play, it wound up bouncing around the box, while the Inter Miami defenders nearly stood still for some unexplained reason, Omir Fernandez was able to get to the ball and headed it in the net from close range for his first of the season to put New York up by two in the 31st minute.

While the Red Bulls were exhibiting their offensive prowess firing on all cylinders by pressing all over the field, Inter Miami was exhibiting disciplinary problems will miss the next match after picking up ill-advised yellow cards, and Nicolás Figal was ejected from the match after earning his second yellow of the match in the 38th minute. 

In the second half, the Red Bulls were not going to sit back with a two-goal lead. Instead, they continued to press the attack. Fabio nearly put New York up by three when he was able to get his foot on a cross with a bicycle kick, but the ball whistled high and wide to his left.

But he would not be denied, off a set-piece John Tolkin served a perfect ball over to an unmarked Fábio, and he headed the ball off the post and in the back of the net to put the Red Bulls up by three in the 65th minute, once again taking advantage of Inter Miami's extremely poor set-piece man-marking.

Fábio would then get his second goal of the evening in the 89th minute, finishing off a header served by Kyle Duncan, who delivered a pin-point perfect cross, finishing a rare foul-goal evening for the visitors.

With their second road victory in the bag, no longer tormented by a winless streak was finally put to rest making for a very happy trip back to Harrison as they face New York City FC starting on Wednesday night.

Starting XI:

Inter Miami CF: Nick Marsman, Leandro González Pírez, Jorge Figal, Christian Makoun, Lewis Morgan (Indiana Vassilev 46'), Gregore (Jay Chapman 57'), Blaise Matuidi, Brek Shea, Rodolfo Pizarro (Federico Higuaín 77'), Robbie Robinson (Kelvin Leerdam 40'), Gonzalo Higuaín

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel, Andres Reyes, Sean Nealis, John Tolkin, Tom Edwards (Kyle Edwards 59'), Dru Yearwood (Cristian Casseres 59'), Sean Davis, Omir Fernandez (31')(Cameron Harper 86'), Wiki Carmona (Andrew Gutman 46'), Patryk Klimala (18')(Tom Barlow 71'), Fábio (65' 89')

Scoring Summary:
18'  (New York Red Bulls) Patryk Klimala assisted by Wiki Carmona
31' (New York Red Bulls) Omir Fernandez assisted by Thomas Edwards
65' (New York Red Bulls) Fábio assisted by John Tolkin
89' (New York Red Bulls) Fábio assisted by Kyle Duncan

Disciplinary Summary:
9' (Inter Miami CF) Jorge Figal - Yellow card
20' (Inter Miami CF) Leandro González Pírez - Yellow card
38' (Inter Miami CF) Jorge Figal - Second yellow card/Red card
45+1' (Inter Miami CF) Gonzalo Higuaín - Yellow card
57' (New York Red Bulls) Thomas Edwards - Yellow card
81' (New York Red Bulls) Tom Barlow - Yellow card
86' (New York Red Bulls) Cameron Harper - Yellow card

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