New York City FC and the New Jersey Red Bulls played to an uninspiring 0-0 draw in the 27th edition of the Hudson River Derby. NYCFC didn’t manage a single shot until well into the second half, while a toothless Red Bulls never looked threatening: Here are your NYCFC vs Red Bulls highlights.
It was a must-win game for both NYCFC and the Red Bulls, and both sides came up short. The two teams sit well below the playoff zone, and could miss the postseason for the first time in years.
A meaningful Hudson River Derby on a beautiful afternoon in front of nearly 30,000 fans at Yankee Soccer Stadium: You’d think that the two sides would go for it, or at least go at each other’s throats. No such luck. NYCFC tried to create chances but were thwarted by a physical Red Bulls defense, and by a midfield that seemed determined to give away the ball.
The young and inexperienced NYCFC attack looked their age. The future might be bright for a forward line that includes the 19-year-old Julián Fernández, the 22-year-old Mounsef Bakrar, and the 23-year-old Santiago Rodríguez, but they couldn’t connect on this day.