RBNY II tops Nashville at top of the table, 2:1
August 21, 2019 (Official Game Summary)
Red Bulls II rallied to extend its lead at the top of the Eastern Conference as it broke Nashville's six-game undefeated streak with victory at First Tennessee Park.
Nashville almost took the lead in just the third minute as a shot by Daniel Rios took a big deflection off Jordan Scarlett and was palmed over by goalkeeper Evan Louro. The early pressure from the hosts paid off in the 10th minute, as a corner kick found Ken Tribbett for a header to the left corner and an early lead.
Red Bulls II came back into the game as the half progressed. A minute before the break, Jared Stroud put home a low cross at the back post from Kyle Duncan from to leave the teams even at the break.
New York threatened five minutes into the second half, as a free kick from 25 yards by Chris Lema was punched away by NSC goalkeeper Conner Sparrow. Ben Mines had a shot deflected wide in the 55th minute.
Nashville was reduced to 10 men with 25 minutes to go as Forrest Lasso was sent off for his second yellow card of the half. Red Bulls II quickly took the lead in the 71st minute, as Duncan rifled home a finish to the right corner off a short free kick that left him space.
Nashville's Ropapa Mensah headed just over the crossbar in the second minute of stoppage time, but New York held onto its lead to open a four-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.