RBNY II earns a 1:1 tie with Charleston
June 29, 2019 (Official Game Summary)
Red Bulls II battled back for a point against the 10-man Battery at MUSC Health Stadium.
The two teams failed to produce many quality opportunities in a chippy first half, but New York came closest to opening the scoring in the 14th minute when Jared Stroud's right-footed shot from the center of the box just strayed wide of Joe Kuzminsky's goal. The biggest talking point of the opening 45 minutes came just before the break when Battery midfielder Tah Anunga was shown a straight red card for a crunching challenge on Red Bulls II captain Vincent Bezecourt.
Despite being down to 10 men, it was Charleston that came out of halftime looking more threatening. Nicque Daley got behind the New York defense in the 48th minute but couldn't beat goalkeeper Evan Louro with a right-footed shot. Daley made no mistake six minutes later as Kotaro Higashi again sprung the forward in behind and he slotted his right-footed effort beyond Louro and into the bottom-right corner.
Mathias Jorgensen probably should have equalized in the 67th minute when Stroud did really well to get to the byline and square a pass back for the Dane, but he miscued his left-footed shot from the top of the six-yard box. Jorgensen made amends with 10 minutes remaining as he found the ball in a crowded penalty area and picked out the bottom-right corner with a low left-footed finish to ensure the Red Bulls II headed back to New York with a point.