HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville City Football Club fell to New York Red Bulls II 2-1 at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium. Chris N’sa scored his first goal for HCFC to equalize the match, but the visitors came away with the victory thanks to a second half penalty.
New York got on the board in the ninth minute, but Huntsville was able to equalize less than 10 minutes later from a set piece. A free kick from Tyler Freeman was headed into the opposite corner by N’sa to tie the match.
Red Bulls would grab the lead in the 70th minute on a penalty kick following a foul in the box by Joey Skinner. Huntsville had several chances to get a second equalizer, but the visitors were able to hold on for the win.
After the match, Head Coach Jack Collison and forward Tyler Freeman spoke to the media about the team starting slow, getting a goal on a set piece, and turning the page to next week.
Huntsville City FC will return to action next week at the Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium against NYCFC II on Sunday, June 4 at 6 p.m. CT. Tickets for the match can be purchased here.
· Huntsville City
o played the second match of a four-match homestand at the Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium
o has scored in seven of its first nine matches
· Isaiah Johnston served as team captain for the second-straight match
· Chris N’sa scored his first goal for Huntsville City FC
· Tyler Freeman recorded his first assist of the season
Huntsville City FC (1W-5L-3D, 3SOW, 9 pts.) vs. New York Red Bulls II (5W-2L-3D, 2SOW, 20 pts.)
Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium | Huntsville, Ala.
NYRBII: Ronald Donkor (A: Oladayo Thomas) 9’
HCFC: Chris N’sa (A: Tyler Freeman) 18’
NYRBII: Ibrahim Kasule (Pen.) 70’
NYRBII: Amos Shapiro-Thompson (caution) 34’
NYRBII: Yostin Salinas (caution) 54’
HCFC: Joey Skinner (caution) 69’
NYRBII: Juan Esteban Gutierrez (caution) 76’
HCFC Starters: Ben Martino, Joey Skinner (Shaun Joash 84’), Cyrus Rad, Ahmed Longmire, Chris N’sa, Jony Bolaños (Adem Sipic 84’), Isaiah Johnston (C), Joey DeZart (Nick Law 76’), Kemy Amiche (Ollie Wright 67’), Azaad Liadi, Tyler Freeman (Nebiyou Perry 67’)
Substitutes: John Berner, Sean Suber, Perrin Barnes, Josh Drack
NYRBII Starters: Anthony Marcucci, Jayden Reid, Juan Esteban Gutierrez, Yostin Salinas, Copeland Berkley (Diego Silva Santos 62’), Amos Shapiro-Thompson, Ibrahim Kasule, Ronald Donkor (Ricardo Gorday 62’), Bento Luis Estrela (Erick Ruiz 46’), Oladayo Thomas (Dylan Sullivan 79’), Julian Hall (Frank Ssebufu 62’)
Substitutes: William Meyer, Alan Rutkowski, Omar Valencia, Aiden Jarvis Attendance: 5,168