Red Bulls End Busy Week With Clean Sheet Win

Red Bulls, Omir Fernandez
Omir Fernandez celebrates his goal. Photo: Aaron Doster-USA Today Sports

Goals from Kaku and Omir Fernandez allowed the New York Red Bulls to extended its undefeated streak to four with a 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati.

The win on Saturday at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati completed a busy week for New York in which the team took seven points from three games over seven days.

The Red Bulls’ 21 goals scored are third-most in the East and tied for fourth-most in the league.

Kaku entered the match as a second-half sub after playing a full 90 minutes on Wednesday night. The Argentine gave New York the lead in the 78th minute, stealing a loose ball from Cincinnati’s last defender and beating Spencer Richey with a low shot for his first of the year.

Fernandez, a first-year Homegrown Player, got his first MLS goal in stoppage time, heading home a cross from Brian White to seal the victory for New York.

White recorded his second assist of the season on the second goal. The Flemington, N.J., native has tallied a point in five of the seven league matches he has appeared in (3G, 2A).

Captain and goalkeeper Luis Robles recorded four saves, including three highlight-reel stops in the first half, to preserve the clean sheet. The shutout was Robles’ third of the season and 66th of his Major League Soccer career. 

The Red Bulls return home next Saturday, June 1, to host Real Salt Lake at 7 p.m. ET.