Finally! On Wednesday September 22, New York City FC and the NY Red Bulls could see each other ‘face to face , starring in the First Grand Classic Eastern Conference or Hudson River Derby.
Classic that was scheduled for last Saturday, August 14, but due to climatic reasons, it was suspended and postponed. Rescheduled for Wednesday (September 22), again at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
Then they will collide again in the second Classic or Derby of the Hudson River, on Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 pm, but this Saturday it will be at the ‘Casona’ of The Bronx, Yankee Stadium.
NYC FC comes from beating Cincinnati FC at ‘home’, beating it 2-1, with goals from Keaton Parks and a penalty converted by Valentin Taty ”Castellanos.
Encounter where although the Boys in Blue started with good ball control and good plays, it was the ‘host’ who surprised early by opening the scoring with a score by Brenner da Silva.
But those led by Deila reacted and at the edge of minute 37, managed to equalize the score with a goal from Parks. Going to rest with 1-1.
In the final stage, both teams ‘turned upside down’ looking for the tiebreaker. It was at minute 60, when there was a foul by defender Geoff Cameron, on “Taty” Castellanos, that the Central sentenced with a penalty, which was charged and converted by Castelllanos himself.
With this result, New York City FC added 38 and is sharing third place with Orlando City FC.
Red Bulls surprised Inter Miami
The NY Red Bulls, who have been ‘fighting’ for the long-awaited classification, greatly surprised Inter Miami CF by defeating them 4-0, with goals from Patrick Klimala and Omir Fernández in the first half. While, in the final stage they ensured victory with Fabio’s double score.
It should be mentioned that, those led by English Phil Neville, ended up playing with 9 men, after the expulsion in the first half of the Argentine defender, Jorge Figal for a double yellow.
Meeting where the ‘host’ who came from beating Toronto FC was expected to add his fourth consecutive win, but he never imagined the pace of play that the Taurino team imposed on him.
With this result the NY Red Bulls placed 10th. place with 26 points. While, Inter Miami CF is in the 8th. put with 32 pts.