POST-GAME NOTES: New York Red Bulls 4, Houston Dynamo 3

  • New York earned its first win of the season on Saturday night, defeating the Houston Dynamo 4-3 at Red Bull Arena. New York rallied from 2-1 and 3-2 deficits, with
  • Felipe getting two late goals.
  • New York is 11-4-8 all-time vs. Houston, including a 9-0-3 mark at Red Bull Arena during the regular season.
  • New York is 11-13-8 all-time in the month of March. The Red Bulls have scored 42 goals in March all-time and have conceded 47 goals during the month.
  • The Red Bulls erupted for four goals after being shut out in back-to-back games to start the season.
  • Sacha Kljestan started the scoring in the 22nd minute, finishing a loose ball inside the penalty area to open his, and the Red Bulls', 2016 account.
  • The Red Bulls conceded two goals in the first half before Mike Grella pulled level in the 63rd minute, deflecting an attempted goal line clearance back into the Houston net. Grella entered the game in the 32nd minute, replacing Gonzalo Veron.
  • Felipe tied the game at three with a blast from distance after a feed from Sacha Kljestan in the 77th minute. The curler was Felipe's first goal of the season.
  • Felipe scored the first free kick goal for New York since April 22, 2012 (Thierry Henry vs. D.C. United) for the game-winner in the 83rd minute. He took the free kick roughly 22 yards away to give New York the lead for good at 4-3.
  • New York goalkeeper Luis Robles played 90 minutes for the 109th consecutive MLS regular season game, the second-longest streak in MLS history.
  • New York lost three starters due to injury, including two in the first half. Veron left with a leg injury while Gideon Baah suffered a right hamstring injury. Ronald Zubar left the match due to a left hamstring injury as well.
  • New York had to replace both of its starting center backs due to injury. Kemar Lawrence moved to center back to pair with substitute Karl Ouimette after Zubar departed the game.
  • Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty made his 251st league appearance on the day. McCarty, now in his 11th season, is fourth all-time in New York franchise history with 145 appearances for the club. It was McCarty's 140th start in a Red Bulls kit, a category in which he is second only to Mike Petke's 158 career starts.
  • New York returns to action Friday, April 1 at the New England Revolution. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with live coverage in English and Spanish on UniMas and Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

 

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