Don’t get used to seeing “US Open Cup”, this’ll be the only one. Yes, yet again, New York City FC fails to win the US Open Cup fourth round match. This time we lost to the other team in the area, the Red Bulls.
What goes down in history after the Hudson River Derby at Red Bull Arena in Harrison?
1. Noted by Chris P: NYC is 0W-4L in cup matches, three losses in the USOC, and a loss on aggregate in the Cup playoffs last year.
2. Noted by Chris M: City’s goal count remains at two in cup matches. Both goals scored by the former club brother, Kwadwo Poku. Credit to Gio Trombetta for pointing that part out on Twitter. (Oh, and by the way, Poku and Miami FC defeated Orlando City and will be moving on to the Round of 16. Seems like he’s doing good for himself, right?)
3. “We want seven!” is what the Red Bull fans said. Red Bulls are one win away from getting that seventh. The record for City against the team across the state line in all competitions (excluding preseason) is 1W-0D-6L.
4. The broadcasters mentioned this would be the first time Red Bull advances to the next round past an MLS club. This is true. Since their rebranding from MetroStars to Red Bull, they hadn’t defeated an MLS side in the Open Cup. Surprise! City’s the first!
5. Noted by Mark Garbowski on Facebook: he asks of City can end its 423-minute scoreless streak in elimination matches.
6. Positive: First time Red Bull’s defeated City by just a 1-0 scoreline, and the second time that Red Bull’s won by one goal, the first time being in the first ever Derby match on May 10, 2015 that ended 2-1.
7. Another positive: NYCFC held the Red Bulls off until the 67th minute, the latest-ever first Red-Team goal in a Derby match.
MLS Cup reigning champions Seattle Sounders are next up on Saturday. NYC’s record against the defending champions is 1W-0D-1L. Let’s see what happens.
That good feeling that I had the whole day leading up to the match was all a hoax…