New York Red Bulls Fall to Orlando City SC 1-0 in Season Opener

New York Red Bulls 0, Orlando City SC 1

2023 MLS Regular Season Match 1
Saturday, February 25, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Exploria Stadium | Orlando, FL

Box Score

Scoring Summary: 
ORL – Facundo Torres (PK) 56’
Misconduct Summary:
NY – Andrés Reyes (caution, foul) 6’
ORL – Robin Jansson (caution, foul) 23’
NY – Tom Barlow (caution, foul) 49’
NY – Frankie Amaya (caution, foul) 72’
ORL – Iván Angulo (caution, not retreating) 76’
ORL – Mauricio Pereyra (caution, time wasting) 77’
ORL – César Araújo (caution, foul) 83’

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; John Tolkin, Sean Nealis ©, Andrés Reyes, Cameron Harper, Lewis Morgan, Frankie Amaya, Cristian Cásseres Jr, Luquinhas (Peter Stroud 79’), Tom Barlow (Omir Fernandez 89’), Elias Manoel (Cory Burke 68’)

Unused Subs: Jayden Reid, Steven Sserwadda, Dylan Nealis, Daniel Edelman, Ryan Meara, Matthew Nocita


Referee: Guido Gonzales, Jr.
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow, Kevin Klinger
4th Official: Alyssa Nichols
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
AVAR: Rene Parra

Attendance: 24,088

· New York Red Bulls (0-0-1, 0 pts.) fell to Orlando City SC (1-0-0, 3 pts.) in the season opener 1-0 on Saturday, February 25 at Exploria Stadium.

· A scoreless first half was highlighted by multiple chances for New York in addition to solid defense across the board. The Red Bulls led the shot battle with seven for to zero against.

· Orlando opened the scoring for the match off of a Facundo Torres penalty kick that was the result of a handball from Sean Nealis.

· Tonight marked Christian Cásseres Jr.’s 100th appearance in MLS. 

· Cory Burke made his New York Red Bulls debut after being subbed on in the 68th minute.

· Peter Stroud also made his first appearance for the club when he was subbed on in the 79th minute of the match.

· New York moves on to its home opener against Nashville SC at Red Bull Arena on March 4th with a kickoff time set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will be on Apple TV+, and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and


The New York Red Bulls are one of 28 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). RBNY, one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, have competed in the league since its founding in 1996. The Red Bulls play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New JerseyThe three-time MLS Supporters’ Shield Winners are owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation’s premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.

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