Moments that Mattered 2022

Moments that Mattered: Weather Can't Delay History as Comeback Win Secures Road Record


The Red Bulls weathered the storm and fought back to earn a 2-1 victory at Solider Field in Chicago.

In doing so, New York became the second team in MLS history to win its first five road games of the season in regulation and the first since the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998. 

Chicago opened the scoring in the 16th minute, as Xherdan Shaqiri converted a penalty kick following a New York handball. 

A downpour delayed the match by over an hour and lead to an abbreviated half-time period. When both teams returned to the field, they had a rain-soaked Soldier Field to deal with.

Patryk Klimala entered the match as a second half substitute and would end up making the difference.

New York evened the score in the 75th minute. Dylan Nealis found Luquinhas, who made a run down the far side of the field, cut back into the edge of the box, and found Klimala who found the back of the net.

Against a Chicago Fire team that were down to nine men, New York was pushing for a winner.

They had their opportunity after VAR determined that Klimala was fouled inside the penalty area in second-half stoppage time.

The Red Bulls took the lead, as Klimala converted his fourth career penalty kick goal with New York. It marked his third game-winning goal in his MLS career and the first multi-goal match for Klimala in his Red Bulls career.

The five-straight road wins are tied for the longest road winning streak in franchise history, which was set in 2000. 

New York would hold their unbeaten streak on the road until a 2-0 loss to Inter Miami CF on May 22 snapped it. The Red Bulls would end the season with nine league wins on the road, the second most in the league.

The 2-1 victory would also be one of four comeback victories in the 2022 season.