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In pictures: Bethlehem Steel 3-0 New York Red Bulls II

All photos: Rob Simmons

Captain Derrick Jones awaits the opening whistle.

Apart from a first minute strike off the bar from Cory Burke, Red Bulls II were on the front foot to start the match.

The Steel were able to conjure up a chance and newcomer Michee Ngalina did not disappoint.

Oliver Mbaizo wins a header over Red Bulls academy product Ben Mines.

Derrick Jones sets the tone with his energy in the midfield.

And once more…

The ever vocal John McCarthy barks his orders to the backline.

Burke imposes his presence on the game…

…Which came at a cost as he gets fouled by a Red Bull defender.

A wonderfully executed counter attack leads to Fabian Herbers extending the Steel’s advantage.

This was the match Herbers has needed.

Jump ball.

Mbaizo attempts to block a cross.

It was a frustrating day in Bethlehem for NYRB II.

Red Bull puts a shot into the back of the net, only to be ruled offside.

Looking to keep up the energy, Steel sub on fresh legs in the form of Tonny Temple.

Burke and Jones in mid-discussion.

Adam Najem nets a stoppage time goal to seal the match. 3-0 full-time.

Cory Burke embraces the fans post match.

One Comment

  1. Jonathan Luster says:

    I loved how you captured there love of the game

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