In reality, Matt Miazga scored the third and final goal in the New York Red Bulls 3-1 dismantling of New York City F.C. on Sunday afternoon. But in every sense of the word, the young Red Bulls defender hit a home run with his goal celebration.
Miazga gave the Red Bulls a decisive two-goal cushion in the 73rd minute with his well-taken goal capping off a dominant second half for his team. The Red Bulls struggled for the opening 20 minutes of the first half, looking out of place at Yankee Stadium and the unusual configuration that includes grass rolled out over part of the baseball infield.
The stadium has exposed New York City F.C. -- an MLS expansion club -- to a fair amount of ridicule this year as MLS moves away from franchises sharing venues with other sports and into soccer-specific stadiums. The league couldn't ignore the money that the joint ownership of the New York Yankees and English Premier League team Manchester City brought to the table and so they went with an expansion team that lacked a proper home.