Matthews, NC (Monday, September 11, 2023) - Crown Legacy FC clinches the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a shootout victory over New York Red Bulls II.
Crown Legacy FC struggled to get into a rhythm for the majority of the match. Despite going down to 10 men in the first half, New York Red Bulls II were the first to find a breakthrough with a goal in the 59th minute. CLFC was able to equalize in the 88th minute when defender Joao Pedro found the head of fellow defender Joao Guilherme on a corner kick. Guilherme was shown a red card shortly after for hard foul made during a NYRBII counter attack.
Goalkeeper Isaac Walker made two saves in the shootout to earn the additional point and secure the top spot in the East.
Location: Mecklenburg County Sportsplex, Matthews, North Carolina
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Crown Legacy FC (17W-4L-5D, 60 pts., 1st in East) vs. New York Red Bulls II (14W-7L-6D, 51 pts., 3rd in East)
Crown Legacy FC Starting XI:
Walker (GK); Williams (Johnson 77'), Pedro, Guilherme, Neeley (Rodrigues 62'), Scardina (Filipovic 78'); Mayaka, Petkovic (Thiago 70'), Poreba; Tavares, Smith (Sangha 62')
New York Red Bulls II Starting XI:
Rutkowski, Reid (Recinos 81'), Nocita, Gutierrez, Berkley, Stroud, Carmona (Hall 64'), Sullivan, Mullings (Donkor 64'), Estrela (Shapiro-Thompson 81'), Hurtado (Mosquera 72')
59' - NYRBII - Carmona (Mullings)
88' - CLFC - Guilherme (Pedro)