Charlotte 2-0 New York RB: A surprise win against New York RB

CHARLOTTE. Charlotte had a surprising win over New York RB with a 2-0 win with a goal from B. Ben (45') and a goal from D. Jones (90').


CHARLOTTE. Charlotte had a surprising win over New York RB with a 2-0 win with a goal from B. Ben (45′) and a goal from D. Jones (90′). Charlotte was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Bank of America Stadium stadium in Charlotte on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Guido Gonzalez with the assistance of Jose Da Silva and Diego Blas. The 4th official was Ismir Pekmic. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot around 30.2 degrees Celsius or 86.34 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 50%.​

Match Statistics

Charlotte was in firm control of the ball 61% while New York RB was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Charlotte was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Charlotte won the match.

Charlotte shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, New York RB shot 8 times, 1 on target, 7 off target.


Charlotte received 2 yellow cards (H. Afful and C. Ortiz). On the other side, New York RB received 3 yellow cards (P. Klimala, D. Yearwood and C. Clark).

After playing this match, Charlotte will have 16 points like Columbus Crew, Atlanta United, Seattle Sounders and New England to move down in the 21st place. On the other side, New York RB will stay with 23 points like Montreal Impact and LA Galaxy to move down in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 22'

    H. Afful

  • 34'

    C. Ortiz

  • 44'

    P. Klimala

  • 45'

    D. Yearwood

  • 45'

    Bender Ben

  • 46'

    A. Fletcher

    O. Fernandez

  • 67'

    C. Harper

    L. Morgan

  • 73'

    C. Clark

    P. Klimala

  • 76'

    S. Ruiz

    C. Ortiz

  • 79'

    C. Clark

  • 80'

    J. Lindsey

    H. Afful

  • 85'

    T. Barlow

    J. Tolkin

  • 87'

    J. Sobocinski

    O. McKinze Gaines II

  • 87'

    D. Jones

    Bender Ben

  • 90'

    D. Jones

    S. Ruiz

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Charlotte will play away against Columbus Crew on the 18th of June with a 0-0 head to head stats.

New York RB will host Toronto on the 18th of June with a 20-10 head to head statistic in favor of New York RB (9 draws).

Charlotte: Formation and Lineups

Charlotte started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Miguel Ángel Ramírez chose to play with the following team: Kristijan Kahlina (7.0), Harrison Afful (6.7), Guzmán Corujo (7.1), Anton Walkes (6.8), Joseph Mora (7.6), Brandt Bronico (6.9), Orrin McKinze Gaines II. (7.0), Christian Ortíz (7.3), Benjamin Bender (7.6), Andre Shinyashiki (6.8) and Daniel Rios (6.8).


Charlotte made 4 changes: C. Ortiz for S. Ruiz (76′), H. Afful for J. Lindsey (80′), O. McKinze Gaines II for J. Sobocinski (87′) and Bender Ben for D. Jones (87′).

Top player: Benjamin Bender

The player who no doubt impressed Charlotte the most was Benjamin Bender.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 41 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.

New York RB: Formation and Lineups

New York RB started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Gerhard Struber played with: Carlos Miguel (7.0), Dylan Nealis (6.4), Tom Edwards (7.8), Sean Nealis (6.4), John Tolkin (6.7), Frankie Amaya (6.3), Dru Yearwood (6.8), Luquinhas (6.4), Omir Fernandez (6.1), Lewis Morgan (6.6) and Patryk Klimala (6.7).


New York RB made 4 changes: O. Fernandez for A. Fletcher (46′), L. Morgan for C. Harper (67′), P. Klimala for C. Clark (73′) and J. Tolkin for T. Barlow (85′).

Top player: Tom Edwards

Probably the most impressive player in New York RB was Tom Edwards.

His rating is (7.8) with 41 passes (68% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 5. He performed 4 crosses.

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