Minnesota United defeated the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Sunday at Red Bull Arena as a lone goal by Luis Amarilla earned the Loons the three points.
The Red Bulls almost took the early lead after Hassani Dotson committed a handball inside the box to award the home side a penalty. Patryk Klimala stepped up, but goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair made the stunning save to deny any chance.
Minnesota then retaliated in the 51st minute. Dotson curved the ball inside the box to find Luis Amarrila, who completed a stunning volley with the right foot.
Despite their dominance throughout the match, managing 18 overall shots and seven on target, the New York Red Bulls simply could not find the equalizer. This is their first lost in the 2022 MLS season after two consecutive victories.
Minnesota, on the other hand, earned their first win after two consecutive draws.
New York Red Bulls player ratings:
1. Goalkeeper & defenders
Carlos Miguel Coronel (GK) - 7/10 - Made a couple good saves, cannot be blamed for the goal.
Dylan Nealis (RB) - 6/10 - Sluggish, could be easily replaced.
Tom Edwards (CB) - 7/10 - Gradually adjusting to NYRB's style, but steady when on the ball.
Sean Nealis (CB) - 7/10 - More energy than his brother, at least attempted to push forward when given the chance.
Aaron Long (CB) - 7.5/10 - Managed a couple balls into the box, but didn't result in anything too threatening.
John Tolkin (LB) - 7/10 - Solid at the back, while providing support across the pitch.
Lewis Morgan (RW) - 6/10 - Not nearly as lethal as previously seen, a let down after a stunning start to the season.
Frankie Amaya (CM) - 8/10 - Quick and sharp on the ball, constantly tried to create.
Dru Yearwood (CM) - 8/10 - Solid, distributed the ball well and provided support at the back.
Omir Guadalupe Fernandez Mosso (LW) - 6/10 - Some good moments on the ball, but nothing concrete.
Patryk Klimala (F) - 3/10 - Missed the penalty, and sloppy throughout.
Caden Clark - 6.5/10 - So much more is expected from the young 'prodigy.'
Tom Barlow - 6/10 - Missed a golden opportunity in front of the goal.
Luquinhas - 7/10 - Breathed life into the Red Bulls' attack.
Minnesota United player ratings:
5. Goalkeepers & defenders
Dayne St. Clair (GK) - 10/10 - Stopped Klimala's penalty before making constant saves.
Hassani Dotson (RB) - 5/10 - Reckless handball caused the penalty, but later provided an assist to Amarilla.
Michael Boxall (CB) - 7/10 - Fine, managed the shutout.
Brent Kallman (CB) - 7/10 - Again, nothing special but managed the shutout.
DJ Taylor (LB) - 7/10 - Slowly finding him rhythm with the team.
Franco Fragapane (LW) - 7/10 - Solid performance considering his hamstring issue last weekend, pushed forward when on the ball.
Kervin Arriaga (CM) - 7/10 - Dominant on the ball, and a strong supporting player.
Emanuel Reynoso (CAM) - 7/10 - Could've played better given his potential, but fine on the ball during the few offensive plays.
Wil Trapp (CM) - 7/10 - Right place at the right time when needed, and maintained a strong stance.
Robin Lod (RW) - 6/10 - Have seen him be better, failed to live up to his creative standards.
Luis Amarilla (F) - 8/10 - Scored a goal, strong performance all around.
Bongokuhle Hlongwane - 7/10 - Came off the bench and didn't make any mistakes.
Joseph Rosales - 6/10 - Didn't help, didn't hinder.
Jacori Hayes - 6/10 - Not given time.