HARRISON, N.J. (August 12, 2017) – In the final match of a three-game road trip, Orlando City SC (8-10-6, 30 points) fell, 3-1, to the New York Red Bulls (12-9-2, 38 points) Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. Peruvian midfielder Yoshimar Yotún made his Orlando City debut.
“So many positives, but the one negative is just another game management, game recognition issue,” Lions Head Coach Jason Kreis said. “We go into every game with a positive mindset that we can win. To me, our schedule the rest of the way is favorable. We have to do a couple of things. We have to win our home games. We’ve got to knick a couple on the road. We have every opportunity to do that as well.”
The match saw Yotún make his debut. It also saw defenders Léo Pereira and Tommy Redding and forward Carlos Rivas return to the starting XI. Orlando City was without Jonathan Spector and Dom Dwyer. Dillon Powers, who was acquired via trade from Colorado on Aug. 10, was in the 18-man lineup.
The Lions got on the board in the 18th minute when Rivas blasted home a close-range shot. Seconds after his chip shot went just over the bar, Rivas raced onto a through ball from Kaká to score his fifth goal of the season.
New York responded forcing an own-goal from Pereira in the 30th minute and before goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips in the 60th minute and Sean Davis in the 80th.
In the 73rd minute, Kaká nearly scored from a corner kick when his service fell to the far post but was cleared off the line. Yotún had a chance to bring the Lions within one in the 77th minute, but his shot rang off the bar and went straight down and out.
“Really happy with his performance,” Kreis said of Yotún. “Really happy with his mentality, his work rate. He shows you what kind of player he is but also what kind of man he is. He doesn’t back down from anything.”
Kaká was shown a straight red card in stoppage time following a Video Review of a playful interaction between Kaká and former teammate Aurélien Collin.
The Lions return to Orlando City Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 19, to host Columbus Crew SC.
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2’ Carlos Rivas runs onto a long ball and centers for Cyle Larin but it is well defended.
6’ Larin receives a pass and dashes into the box, eventually earning a corner kick.
12’ Good hustle on the press by Rivas earns City another corner.
15’ Alex Muyl’s header floats high and wide of the target.
17’ Will Johnson works it to Larin, who quickly flicks it on for Rivas who has nothing but room to run from midfield. Rivas tries to chip Luis Robles but puts it high.
18’ Johnson does good work to win the ball back and plays it to Larin and eventually Kaká and Rivas. The Colombian makes up for it and blasts a close-range shot past Robles. Orlando City 1, New York Red Bulls 0.
24’ Larin controls a throw-in from Donny Toia and with a defender all over him turns and rips a shot that forces a good save from Robles to earn a corner. Debutant Yoshimar Yotún curls it in but it is cleared away.
26’ Larin draws a foul just outside the corner of the 18-yard box. Kaká lofts a sweet pass for Larin but his chest-high header goes for a goal kick.
30’ Tyler Adam’s cross takes an awkward bounce and finds the back of the net. Orlando City 1, New York Red Bulls 1.
38’ Tommy Redding makes a perfectly timed tackle on Bradley Wright-Phillips in the box to stop the finishing touch on a lengthy spell of possession for New York.
41’ Kaká shows some skill to get through midfield and works it up to Yotún. Kaká swings it back out to Scott Sutter, who lays it off for Johnson but the ball eventually goes out.
45+1’ Larin lets a high ball fall and go out for a corner. After one minute of added time, the referee ends the first half. Orlando City 1, New York Red Bulls 1.
47’ Joe Bendik comes out to stop a close-range shot from Muyl. Bendik dives down to stop Michael Murillo header off the line.
49’ Larin does well to take the ball to the flag and earn a corner.
56’ Muyl’s chip shot floats just wide of the post.
60’ BWP taps in Muyl’s cross. Orlando City 1, New York Red Bulls 2.
65’ BWP’s first-time, half bicycle kick goes off the corner of the bar and the rebound goes high.
68’ Bradley Wright-Phillips is subbed off for Gonzalo Verón.
70’ Redding’s header off Kaká’s free kick goes high. Antonio Nocerino’s blast from the edge of the area slices inches wide of the far post.
73’ Kaká dashes through the middle of the park, drives the box and earns a corner. The captain’s delivery swings to the far post but is somehow cleared off the line.
75’ Rivas races onto Yotún’s long ball but the Colombian’s right-footed attempt is blocked.
76’ Former Lion Aurélien Collin enters the match in place of Damien Perrinelle.
77’ Rivas centers for Yotún, who blasts a shot from 15 yards off the bar, straight down and out.
79’ Donny Toia gets a pass from Kaká and earns a corner. Kaká curls it high for Pereira but Robles is there.
80’ Sean Davis drills a shot from 23 yards inside the far post. Orlando City 1, New York Red Bulls 3.
81’ Cristian Higuita enters the match in place of Antonio Nocerino. Giles Barnes enters the match in place of Will Johnson. Connor Lade enters the match for Kemar Lawrence.
87’ Richie Laryea enters the match in place of Cyle Larin. Laryea’s shot from the edge of the area is stopped by Robles.
90+2’ Kljestan is shown a yellow card, as is Laryea.
90+5’ The referee calls the VAR into play following a scuffle near the touchline.
90+7’ The referee issues three cards, including a straight red to Kaká.
90+10’ After 10 minutes of added time, the referee ends the match. Orlando City 1, New York Red Bulls 3.
ORL - Carlos Rivas (Kaká) 18’
NY - Léo Pereira (OG) 30’
NY - Bradley Wright-Phillips (Alex Muyl, Sean Davis) 60’
NY - Sean Davis 80’
ORL - Carlos Rivas (Yellow Card) 39’
NY - Damien Perrinelle (Yellow Card) 45’
NY - Felipe (Yellow Card) 67’
NY - Sacha Kjlestan (Yellow Card) 90+2’
ORL - Richie Laryea (Yellow Card) 90+2’
ORL - Cristian Higuita (Yellow Card) 90+7’
ORL - Kaká (Red Card) 90+7’
NY - Sean Davis (Yellow Card) 90+7’
New York Red Bulls - GK Luis Robles, D Michael Murillo, Aaron Long, Damien Perrinelle (Aurélien Collin 76’), M Felipe, Tyler Adams, Kemar Lawrence (Connor Lade 82’), Sacha Kljestan, F Alex Muyl, Sean Davis, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Gonzalo Verón 68’)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ryan Meara, D M Derrick Etienne, Arun Basuljevic, Vincent Bezecourt
Orlando City SC - GK Joe Bendik, D Donny Toia, Léo Pereira, Tommy Redding, Scott Sutter, M Antonio Nocerino (Cristian Higuita 81’), Yoshimar Yotún, Will Johnson (Giles Barnes 81’), ⓒ Kaká, F Carlos Rivas, Cyle Larin (Richie Laryea 87’)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Josh Saunders, D José Aja, M Dillon Powers, Servando Carrasco
Details of the Game:
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Aug. 12, 2017
NY - 55.2 %
ORL - 44.8 %
NY - 11
ORL - 7
NY - 2
ORL - 2
NY - 18
ORL - 16
NY - 3
ORL - 8