Riverhounds oust Red Bulls U-23 side from Open Cup

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The New York Red Bulls U-23 team’s journey through the U.S. Open Cup is over.

USL Pro side Pittsburgh Riverhounds subdued the Baby Bulls in a dominant second half with a convincing 3-1 victory at Highmark Stadium.

Former New York Red Bull Jose Angulo was the difference maker, heading home a corner kick in the 68th minute for the game-winning goal. Rob Vincent added to their lead in the 81st off of a give-and-go with former Houston Dynamo standout Joseph Ngwenya to put the match out of reach.

The Riverhounds opened the scoring in the 10th minute as a series of headed attempts finally served the ball towards Kevin Kerr, who nodded home the go-ahead goal from short distance, beating Red Bull prospect Evan Louro.

Red Bull Sean Sheridan knotted the game up two minutes later with a clinical finish from the penalty spot. Riverhound defender Andrew Marshall was called for a questionable infraction in the box, giving New York a lifeline.

The Red Bulls maintained pressure throughout the half, but ran out of ideas in the second as the Riverhounds put the game away.

Pittsburgh advance to the third round, where they will host the winner of Premier Development League side Michigan Bucks and NSL club RWB Adria on May 28th.


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