Match Recap

MATCH RECAP, pres. by Provident Bank: Red Bulls Topple Toronto, Stretch Home Unbeaten Streak to 9


The New York Red Bulls dominated Toronto FC, 3-0, on Saturday at Red Bull Arena.

RBNY are now unbeaten at home across nine matches in 2024. New York extended their unbeaten streak at home across all competitions to 12 matches, which is the third-longest streak in franchise history.

"For us, it's very important that we play very clean, that we play with the highest intensity in our structure," Head Coach Sandro Schwarz said. "It's unbelievable."

Goals from Elias Manoel, Dennis Gjengaar and Cameron Harper led New York to victory. Gjengaar's goal was the first in his MLS career.

The Red Bulls became the second team in franchise history to go unbeaten in their first nine home matches to begin a season (2012).

The Red Bulls grabbed the lead in the 30th minute, when Noah Eile played a ball into forward Manoel’s feet, who turned and smashed a shot from the top of the eighteen-yard box into the top right corner.

New York added a second in the 47th minute, when Wiki Carmona won the ball in midfield and sent a low cross to Toronto’s far post, which found the foot of Gjengaar for the tap in.

The Red Bulls tripled their lead in the 75th minute, when Dylan Nealis intercepted a ball at midfield and played Harper in on goal, he dragged the ball to his left foot and curled it past the goalkeeper. Harper has scored four goals in his last seven MLS appearances.

Ryan Meara made two saves on the night for his third clean sheet of the season. RBNY faced just five total shots on the night.

"I think it was a very good defensive performance," Eile said. "They have really good attacking players, especially on the wings. They do a lot of long switches and have one against one, but I think our fullbacks did a very good job. They limited them from creating a lot of chances. It was a great performance from everyone defensively and offensively today."

Manoel recorded his fourth goal of the season and the ninth of his MLS career. It was his first MLS goal since May 15 against D.C. United. His four goals this season is a new single-season career high for the forward.

Manoel has tallied four career goal contributions against Toronto FC.

In tonight’s match, five different players aged 22 or younger provided either a goal or an assist, which has only happened twice in franchise history (July 24, 2022).

New York has posted three-straight clean sheets at home for the first time since 2021. The Red Bulls have posted 94 shutouts at Red Bull Arena since 2010, which is the most in MLS during that timespan.

New York has only allowed five goals through the club’s first nine home matches of the season, which is the least allowed through the club’s first nine home matches in franchise history.

"It is big players that we are missing, but that's a part of football," Gjengaar said. "We have to step up, and I think today we did that."

Sean Nealis made his 125th career MLS appearance for the club, which moves him into a tie with Roy Miller for sixth place in franchise history for most MLS appearances made by a defender for the club.

The Red Bull shave now posted a 17-2-2 mark against Toronto FC at home, including seven-straight wins at Red Bull Arena against Toronto.

Daniel Edelman will be suspended for the next match due to yellow card accumulation.

New York remain at Red Bull Arena to face off against D.C. United on Saturday, June 29 for Kids Night under 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish and New York Red Bulls Radio in English, the New York Red Bulls app and