Daniel Royer shows his frustration after a near miss. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls’ inability to score continued to haunt them as they went down to a stunning 1-0 defeat to FC Cincinnati Saturday night.
Haris Medunjanin scored an Olimpico goal in the 85th minute to avoid to boost Cincy to a 1-0 victory at Red Bull Arena.
Medunjanin’s corner kick from the north end of the stadium hit the far left post and bounded into the net over goalkeeper David Jensen.
It was the first Olimpico goal tallied at that venue since former Red Bulls and French international Thierry Henry performed the feat in 2012.
The Red Bulls (4-6-2, 14 points), who have scored only nine goals in 12 matches, dropped to eighth place while 10th-place Cincy (3-6-3, 12) moved within two points of New York.
Four Red Bulls missed the match – captain Sean Davis (knee injury),g oalkeeper Ryan Meara (hip flexor strain) Marc Rzatkowski (hip strain) and rookie defender Patrick Seagrist (groin injury) and will miss 4-6 weeks.
The Red Bulls face a busy week, traveling to Inter Miami CF Wednesday to meet former RBNY goalkeeper Luis Robles since his release last year before returning home to host the Montreal Impact and head coach Henry next weekend.
FC Cincinnati will return to RBA for the third week in a row to face New York City FC.