HIGHLIGHTS: Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls | July 21, 2021
For the second game in a row, the New York Red Bulls saw a lead slip away in the second half of a game they otherwise controlled.
Young academy product Ralph Priso scored for Toronto in the 62nd minute, cancelling out Patryk Klimala’s opener right after halftime to end the Red Bulls first visit to Canada since 2019 in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. The young makeshift New York team dominated the first half proceedings but yet again struggled to maintain intensity over the full 90 minutes to collect three points.
After pre-match fears of key Red Bulls players having to sit out the trip to Toronto (which only recently relaxed COVID-19 regulations to allow sporting events) due to visa issues, Gerhard Struber was able to roll out the same lineup he attempted to play in Saturday night’s cancelled game against Miami. One notable absence was Cristian Cásseres, who finished Wednesday night as an unused substitute in a decision Struber said later on was motivated by having him fresh for the weekend match against DC United.
The first half …
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