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Wikelman Carmona’s goal lifts Red Bulls over Revolution

Wikelman Carmona's goal lifts Red Bulls over Revolution

Wikelman Carmona scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute as the New York Red Bulls defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night in Harrison, N.J.

Carmona scored his second MLS goal of the season, and his first since July 31, 2021, also against New England. He helped New York (6-7-8, 26 points) improve to 4-3-1 in its last eight games after coming on as a 73rd-minute substitute for Dante Vanzeir.

New England (10-4-7, 37 points) had its seven-game unbeaten record in the MLS snapped (3-0-4).

Carmona’s goal came as a result of a poor error by New England. Midfielder Matt Polster dropped the ball near the box to Omir Fernandez after goalie Djordje Petrovic attempted a sloppy goal kick.

Fernandez then found Carmona, who sent a left-footed effort from outside the box into the upper left corner, easily beating Petrovic.

Following Carmona’s goal, Andrew Farrell scored off a corner kick in the 93rd minute, but the goal was overturned by video review because New England’s Giacomo Vrioni interfered with goalkeeper Carlos Coronel while in an offside position.

Carmona scored after New England scored their sixth goal of the season via a set piece in the 76th minute when Brandon Bye headed past Coronel after Cameron Harper fouled Ryan Spaulding, leading in a yellow card.

After Gustavo Bou completed the corner kick flawlessly, Bye easily won a one-on-one encounter with Harper and blasted a header past Coronel.

The Revolution played with 10 players when Latif Blessing was issued a red card in the 60th minute for tripping Frankie Amaya.

Prior to being fouled, Amaya scored the game’s first goal in the 58th minute, blasting a shot past Petrovic.

Coronel made his sole save of the game in the 37th minute, a sliding stop on Emmanuel Boateng.

Petrovic made five stops against the Red Bulls, who had 57.5 percent of the possession and had eight shots blocked and seven additional attempts miss the net.