RBNY II dropped by North Carolina, 2:1
May 24, 2019 (Official Game Summary)
North Carolina FC defeated New York Red Bulls II despite playing down a man for the final half hour.
Starting the match the more attacking of the two teams, North Carolina FC took the lead after 14 minutes when Sam Brotherton settled a corner taken by Ben Speas before beating Red Bulls II goalkeeper Evan Louro from close range. Doubling their advantage after 38 minutes, the visitors found a second goal when Marios Lomis failed to connect properly on an overhead kick leaving Steven Miller to whip in a powerful effort just inside the penalty area.
The hosts saw the match take a turn in their favor when NCFC midfielder Ulrich Ewolo was sent off for a late challenge in midfield leaving his team down a man. Looking to mount a comeback, Red Bulls II midfielder Christopher Lema came close when he hit the post with a curling effort after 68 minutes. Nine minutes later, midfielder Jared Stroud was first to respond to an intercepted pass by the North Carolina FC defense, hitting an effort on the first time that rolled past NCFC goalkeeper Alex Tambakis to pull one back. An 86th minute save by Tambakis on Stroud's free kick from 24 yards out was the difference maker as the visitors return home with three points.