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Forsberg scores twice in two minutes as Red Bulls top Charlotte

Emil Forsberg Emil Forsberg - The Canadian Press

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Emil Forsberg scored two goals in two minutes, Andres Reyes added another second-half goal and the New York Red Bulls beat Charlotte 3-1 on Wednesday night after a lengthy weather delay.

New York (7-3-5) is on a nine-match home unbeaten streak across all competitions. The Red Bulls have gone unbeaten in their first six home matches to open a season, doing so for the first time since 2012.

Charlotte (6-6-4) had produced five shutouts in a row for three wins and two draws, including the team’s first away victory of the season.

Forsberg opened the scoring with a free kick in the 74th minute — for Charlotte's first goal allowed since April 27. Then Forsberg was left wide open at the penalty spot for Lewis Morgan's nice pass on a breakaway.

Reyes poked in a loose ball in front of the net following a corner kick in the 83rd.

Ben Bender scored in second-half stoppage time for Charlotte, whose scoring woes continued with only 14 goals in 16 matches.


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