New York's Major League Soccer team has never advanced past D.C. United in four MLS Cup Playoff series.
But the New York Red Bulls took a huge step towards turning over all that history with a 2-0 defeat of their Atlantic Cup rivals at Red Bull Arena on Sunday in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup Playoffs, Presented by AT&T.
An imperious Thierry Henry set up goals by Bradley Wright-Phillips and Peguy Luyindula to put his team in firm control of the series, while the East's best team in the regular season looked a shadow of themselves and have their work cut out for them in the return leg on Nov. 8 at RFK Stadium (2:30 pm ET; NBC).
The win was New York's second in the teams' past 10 postseason meetings.
Mike Petke, Thierry Henry, Peguy Luyindula, and Richard Eckersley spoke to MSG after the match. See what they had to say below:
- MIKE PETKE
- THIERRY HENRY
- PEGUY LUYINDULA
- RICHARD ECKERSLEY