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New York Red Bulls 0, FC Cincinnati 1 | 2020 MLS Match Recap

Haris Medunjanin scored an Olimpico five minutes from time to lift FC Cincinnati to a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

The veteran midfielder went to the corner after his open attempt from just outside the box deflected over the end line.

Medunjanin curled his effort over goalkeeper David Jensen, off the back post and in for his first goal for FC Cincinnati after three years with the Philadelphia Union.

It was a deserved goal because FC Cincinnati were more dangerous in attack. Brandon Vazquez had a pair of solid chances, but he was ruled to be in an offside position when he scored on a back-post header in the 34th minute and then denied by a Jensen kick save in the 72nd minute after being played in on goal by Yuya Kubo in the 72nd minute.

Jurgen Locadia also had two opportunities in the first half, but he was first denied by Jensen and later fired wide of the far post after being played in behind the Red Bulls defense.

Goals

85’ — CIN — Haris Medunjanin | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: FC Cincinnati followed up that MLS is Back Tournament victory over the Red Bulls with the deserved three points at Red Bull Arena, their first win since that 2-0 triumph over New York in Orlando. While FC Cincy snapped a seven-match winless streak, RBNY took one step backward after one step forward a week earlier. And in a building that was once a fortress, the Red Bulls conceded the game’s lone goal in the dying seconds for the second time in their last three games at RBA.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Of the match? Maybe the year. Watch it again. And again.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Until Medunjanin’s magic, Kendall Waston would have garnered the honors for his dominance in the back. But the Towering Tico will have to take a backseat tonight.

Next Up

  • RBNY: Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Inter Miami CF (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada)
  • CIN: Wednesday, Sept. 23 vs. Philadelphia Union (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada)
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