/NYCFC top Red Bulls 2-0 in Hudson River Derby

NYCFC top Red Bulls 2-0 in Hudson River Derby

HARRISON, New Jersey (AP) — Ben Sweat scored his first MLS goal and set up Jack Harrison’s strike to help New York City FC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday in the Hudson River Derby.

Harrison opened the scoring with a curling shot in the 33rd minute. Rodney Wallace drew two defenders at the corner of the penalty area, found an overlapping Sweat and Harrison deftly finished the cross home. Sweat scored in the 65th minute on a header off Alexander Ring’s free kick as NYC won for the first time at Red Bull Arena.

New York City moved to 31 points and remained third in the Eastern Conference, five points behind leaders Toronto.

The Red Bulls have 23 points.

FIRE 4, LIONS 0

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (AP) — David Accam scored his first MLS hat trick and added an assist to help Chicago beat Orlando for the first time in league play, 4-0.

Accam scored twice in the opening eight minutes, the first coming in the third minute off a cross from Matt Polster. In the eighth, he got behind the defense after a long pass from Bastian Schweinsteiger and easily scored.

In the 52nd, Accam picked up an assist with a short pass between two defenders to league scoring leader Nemanja Nikolic, who…

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