The New York Red Bulls took it serious, and they still lost.
Former Red Bull reserve player Sainey Touray torched New York with a thrilling brace, leading his City Islanders to an impressive 3-1 victory at Skyline Sports Complex in Harrisburg. The victory knocked New York out of the US Open Cup competition.
Harrisburg got on the board first on a brilliant feed by Brian Ombiji into the box that found Touray. The striker headed home the opportunity to give his team the lead in the 13th minute. The Red Bulls were shell-shocked heading into the lockerroom at halftime but came out a more inspired bunch. A flurry in the 59th minute saw Connor Lade nail his second US Open Cup goal to tie the match.
In overtime, Harrisburg played a fearless style and took the game to New York. The Red Bulls were caught off guard by Sainey Touray’s second notch of the night. Lucky Mkosana’s goal in the 118th minute sealed their fate. With that, another US Open Cup was put in the books and New York found itself once again on the losing end.
There are plenty of things you can take from this match and once again, format restricts me to five. Here are your lessons learned: