Bonomo, Louro send RBNY II to semis in OT
October 28, 2017

1:2
Tampa New York
Hristov Bonomo 2
10.28.17 · Playoff

Stefano Bonomo scored in overtime and Evan Louro produced a number of terrific saves as RBNY II upset the Tampa Bay Rowdies on the road, 2:1. Metro Juniors advance to the USL semifinals, where they will play Louisville City.

Tampa Bay opened the scoring through Georgi Hristov in the 26th minute. In the 58th, Junior Flemmings was brought down in the box and Bonomo remained perfect from the spot on the year, tying the game. It would go into overtime, where Bonomo redirected a Florian Valot cross in the 93rd to set up a frantic finish.

Tampa Bay through everything at the Metro net, but Louro proved up to the task. The Metro third-stringer was phenomenal in stopping everything that went his way, with an incredible close-range save late in overtime. Tampa then proceeded to kiss one off the goalpost, and that was that.

They might be not as phenomenal as a year ago, but this Metro Juniors team sure looks up to the task...

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