Red Bulls Defeat Charlotte FC, 2-0, at Red Bull Arena on MLS Decision Day

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New York Red Bulls 2, Charlotte FC 02022 MLS Regular-Season Match 34Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 2:30 p.m. ETRed Bull Arena | Harrison, NJ

 Box Score Scoring Summary: NY – Elias Manoel 1 (unassisted) 8’NY – Elias Manoel 2 (Frankie Amaya) 55’

Misconduct Summary:CLT – Harrison Afful (caution, foul) 40’NY – Daniel Edelman (caution, foul) 83’NY – Aaron Long (caution, time wasting) 90’+5

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; John Tolkin, Aaron Long ©, Sean Nealis, Andrés Reyes (Kyle Duncan, 80’), Dylan Nealis, Frankie Amaya (Hassan Ndam, 90’+2), Daniel Edelman, Lewis Morgan, Luquinhas (Wiki Carmona, 69’), Elias Manoel (Patryk Klimala, 69’) Unused Subs: Ryan Meara, Steven Sserwadda, Omir Fernandez, Serge Ngoma, Tom Barlow 


Charlotte FC: Pablo Sisniega; Harrison Afful (Christian Fuchs, 46’), Anton Walkes, Adilson Malanda, Nathan Byrne (Jan Sobocinski, 74’) Derrick Jones (Brandt Bronico, 74’), Nuno Santos, Kamil Jozwiak, Karol Swiderski © (Andre Shinyashiki, 58’), Kerwin Vargas (McKinze Gaines, 58’), Daniel RiosUnused Subs: George Marks, Jaylin Lindsey, Ben Bender, Yordy Reyna


Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Assistant Referees: Kevin Klinger, Ian McKay
4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
VAR: Daniel Radford
AVAR: Fabio Tovar
Attendance: 23,672·

 The New York Red Bulls (15-11-8, 53 pts.) defeated Charlotte FC (13-18-3, 42 pts.) 2-0 on Sunday, October 9, at Red Bull Arena.· 

New York opened the scoring in the eighth minute, as Elias Manoel sent in a shot after collecting a loose ball in the box after Lewis Morgan’s shot was saved by Charlotte.·

 The Red Bulls doubled the advantage in the 55th minute, as Manoel collected a pass from Frankie Amaya, turned and ripped a shot from outside the box.·
 New York will enter the postseason for the 13th consecutive season and 23rd time in club history, which is tied for the longest streak in league history. It is also the longest active streak.· 
The Red Bulls clinched a home playoff match for the first time since 2018 with the victory.·
 New York is 3-1-1 over its last five MLS Decision Day matches.· The club won its 15th match of the season, marking the 10th time in club history that it reached that mark.
New York has earned 50 or more points in eight seasons since 2012, which is the most in MLS during that time span.·
 The Red Bulls have collected 469 points since the 2014 season, which ranks second in MLS during that span, trailing only Seattle Sounders FC (471). ·
 New York is 34-21-14 in its last 68 matches at Red Bull Arena across all competitions and have outscored opponents 92-64 during that stretch. The club is 8-4-1 over its last 13 matches at home.· Sunday’s victory marked the 84th shutout over the last 10-plus seasons at Red Bull Arena. It is the most is MLS during that span.· 
The Red Bulls are tied for third in MLS for goals from outside of the box with 10.· Manoel’s goals were the first and second of his MLS career.· The Brazilian striker is the fourth player to record a multi-goal match this season, joining Lewis Morgan (March 5), Patryk Klimala (April 30), and Luquinhas (May 28).· The assist for Amaya was his fifth of the season and sixth of his MLS career.·
 Carlos Coronel recorded six saves in the match, which is tied for his season-high (July 17, New York City FC). He passed Jonny Walker for seventh in club history with 160 saves.· The match marked his eighth clean sheet of the season and first since August 31. He has recorded 12 clean sheets at home during his New York career.· Following Sunday’s match, New York will host FC Cincinnati in the first round of the 2022 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs at Red Bull Arena, with time and date to be determined.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK RED BULLSThe 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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