CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Bender scored a deflected goal from outside the box in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time to spark Charlotte FC to a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls. Bender, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft, scored his third goal for Charlotte (7-8-1) after taking a pass from Christian Ortíz. His first two goals came on penalty kicks. Charlotte’s second goal didn’t come until the first minute of second-half stoppage time when Derrick Jones found the net for the first time this season. Sergio Ruiz and Andre Shinyashiki had assists.
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