MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Second-half substitute Amando Moreno tallied in the 78th minute to snap a 1-1 draw to boost Red Bull II to a 2-1 United Soccer League win over Bethlehem Steel FC at MSU Soccer Park Wednesday night.
NYRBII improved to 7-2-1 at home.
Derrick Etienne, Jr., who was loaned by the Red Bulls to the USL side prior to the match, had lifted the hosts into a 28th-minute advantage off a Brian White assist before Anthony Fontana equalized two minutes into first-half stoppage time.
Moreno replaced Etienne, Jr. in the 62nd minute and 14 minutes later, scored the tie-breaking goal, his ninth of the season.
Red Bulls reserve goalkeeper Ryan Meara was in the net for the hosts. He replaced Evan Louro, who was serving a one-game red-card suspension.
Red Bull II hits the road for two consecutive matches, visiting FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
NY – Derrick Etienne Jr. 28′
BST – Anthony Fontana 45’+
NY - Amando Moreno 78′
BST – Faris Moumbagna (Caution) 42′
BST – Omar Holness (Caution) 84′
New York Red Bulls II: Ryan Meara; Niko De Vera, Fidel Escobar, Hassan Ndam, Ethan Kutler, Chris Lema, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Andrew Tinari, Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Amando Moreno, 62nd minute), Jared Stroud (Tom Barlow, 76th minute), Brian White (Jordan Scarlett, 90th minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 24; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 19; OFFSIDE: 5; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 1
Bethlehem Steel FC: Jake McGuire; Matt Real, Josh Yaro (Ben Ofeimu, 71st minute), Richie Marquez, Matt Mahoney, James Chambers, Derrick Jones, Anthony Fontana (Omar Holness, 76th minute), Michee Ngalina (Chris Nanco, 58th Minute), Santi Moar, Faris Moumbagna
TOTAL SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3