U.S. Soccer


New York Red Bulls (MLS) 3, Atlanta Silverbacks 0
From his first time addressing the New York Red Bulls faithful after being named the club’s head coach in January, four-time U.S. Open Cup champion Jesse Marsch said he would be taking the tournament seriously. Marsch was true to his word Tuesday night, putting out a strong side that made easy work of the visiting Atlanta Silverbacks. It took the home side just seven minutes to get on the board when Bradley Wright-Phillips chased down a bouncing ball in the Atlanta area before turning outside and laying a perfect ball into the path of Lloyd Sam, who expertly finished to make it 1-0. New York would double their lead with training ground stuff in 15th minute as Brazilian attacker Felipe played a short corner to Dax McCarty. The veteran midfielder laid off for Sacha Kljestan at the top of the area where the U.S. international struck a low shot that was saved by Atlanta ‘keeper Steward Ceus, but Red Bulls defender Ronald Zubar was there to pounce, scoring his first goal for the club in the process.  New York poured on the pressure in the second half and found their third goal as a progressive build-up through midfield led to Mike Grella leaving a beautiful back heel for Sean Davis, who calmly scored his first for the club from just outside the area. With the win, New York moves to 16-16-1 all-time in U.S. Open Cup play. 

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: June 16, 2015
Match: New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Fourth Round
Venue: Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 5,585
Weather: Warm

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
NY                                     2              1              3
ATL                                   0              0              0

NY – Lloyd Sam (Bradley Wright-Phillips)               7th minute
NY – Ronald Zubar                                                      15
NY – Sean Davis (Mike Grella)                                   70

NY: 31-Luis Robles; 5-Connor Lade, 55-Damien Perrinelle, 23-Ronald Zubar (35-Andrew Jean-Baptiste, 46), 7-Roy Miller; 10-Lloyd Sam (91-Dane Richards, 24), 11-Dax McCarty, 8-Felipe, 16-Sacha Kljestan (27-Sean Davis, 46); 13-Mike Grella, 99-Bradley Wright-Phillips
Head coach: Jesse Marsch

ATL: 1-Steward Ceus; 2-Rauwshan McKenzie (13-Christopher Christian, 38), 3-Paul Black, 4-Simon Mensing; 7-Jonathan Okafor, 8-Dominic Oppong (10-Hans Denissen, 60), 17-Michael Reed, 27-Kyle Miller; 9-Jaime Chavez, 12-Shaka Bangura (14-Alex Harlley, 68), 19-Kyle Porter
Head coach: Gary Smith

Stats Summary: NY / ATL
Shots: 10 / 2
Saves: 6 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 9 / 12
Offside: 3 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
ATL – Simon Mensing (caution)                 18th minute
ATL – Rauwshan McKenzie (caution)        35
ATL – Shaka Bangura (caution)                  57
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (caution)      75

Referee: Younes Marrakchi
Assistant Referee 1: Logan Brown
Assistant Referee 2: Joseph Zawistowski
4th Official: Ernie Constantine
Match Commissioner: Barry Towbin