Dru Yearwood wounded a fan in his home crowd, received a red card, and was under heavy fire from the spectators of the away team.
The Philadelphia Union defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday night to take the lead in the MLS Supporters’ Shield race. Daniel Gazdag scored his team-high 18th goal of the season, Mikael Uhre added his 11th, and the Philadelphia Union now leads the league.
For the Union (17-4-9, 60 points), Jack McGlynn and Julian Carranza delivered the assists as they upset a Red Bulls team that finished with 10 men following a violent incident in which frustrated New York defender Dru Yearwood blasted the ball into the bleachers and struck a home supporter.
Leaders of the Western Conference LAFC trail Philadelphia by three points but have a game in hand in the battle for the Shield, which grants the victor a spot in the Concacaf Champions League for the next season. On Sunday night, Real Salt Lake will play there.
For Philadelphia, who also moved 11 points ahead of second-place Montreal for the top Eastern Conference spot and a first-round bye in the MLS Cup playoffs, Andre Blake made two saves to preserve his 13th clean sheet of the season.
Referee Tim Ford sent off Yearwood for violent behavior to finish the Red Bulls’ (13-9-8, 47 points) sixth home loss of the year.
Yearwood instantly acknowledged his error, and before getting the red, he made an effort to apologise to the spectator who was hit by the ball, even wading a few rows into the crowd.
In the first 45 minutes, neither team created many chances. However, soon after the interval, Uhre gave Philadelphia the lead in the 48th minute following a smooth transition move.
McGlynn was located by Gazdag from the left side of the field, and he popped the ball over a defender to gain space for a forward move.
To sprint onto McGlynn’s throughball and put a beautiful low finish inside the left post, Uhre outmuscled his opponent. The game ended 2-0 in favor of Philadelphia.
Dru Anthony Yearwood, an English professional footballer who plays midfield for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, was born on February 17, 2000.
He came up through the youth programs of Southend United and Arsenal before starting his senior career there. He also spent one season playing for Brentford.
Yearwood was born in Essex’s Harlow. He descended from Barbados through his father.
Yearwood is of Barbadian ancestry and was born in England. In 2016, he was selected to play for the Barbados national team in a friendly against Saint Lucia, however he did not show up.
Yearwood was selected for the England U18 team to compete in the 2018 Panda Cup, but he was unable to play due to a hamstring injury.
Dru Yearwood Salary
Dru Yearwood makes £332,800 annually while playing as an M C for Brentford, or £6,400 per week. The total wealth of Dru Yearwood is £407,680. His current agreement will end on June 30, 2023.
Dru Yearwood FIFA 23
Dru Yearwood’s FIFA 23 rating has not yet been made public, although on FIFA 22, he had a 64 and a 75 (+11 Growth) potential rating.
He had a High Attacking Work Rate and a High Defensive Work Rate.
Dru Yearwood New York Red Bulls
Dru Yearwood was transferred from Brentford F.C. to the New York Red Bulls in 2020. Yearwood is a Young Designated Player and he fills an international roster spot.