Tinari leads RBNY II in opener, 2:1
March 17, 2018 (Official Game Summary)
New York Red Bulls II opened the 2018 USL season with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Toronto FC II, Saturday at Red Bull Arena. The win marks the first time in their short four-year history that NYRB II has won their season-opening match.
In the 11th minute, TFC II opened the scoring as Matthew Srbely snuck behind the New York defense for the opening goal.
In the 50th minute, Tommy Redding conceded a penalty kick in the box. Evan Louro stepped up and denied Ben Spencer the opportunity to double TFC's lead by making a diving save to his right.
In the 62nd minute, NYRB II equalized coming from the foot of Andrew Tinari, who redirected a Ben Mines shot from outside the 18.
With 31 shots on the night, NYRB II did not stop there, finding the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute, again from Tinari. He finished a perfectly placed ball from Florian Valot across the face of goal.
Kevin Politz, Brian White, Steven Echevarria, Niko De Vera and Cristian Casseres, Jr. all made their USL pro debuts in today's match.