POST-GAME NOTES: New York Red Bulls 3, Orlando City SC 2

Post-Game Notes: 

  • The New York Red Bulls defeated Orlando City SC, 3-2 at Red Bull Arena on Sunday evening, led by a brace from Bradley Wright-Phillips, and a goal and assist from Mike Grella.
  • Orlando scored in the third minute, with Rafael Ramos finding space on the right wing and playing a low cross to the feet of Cyle Larin for a finish from close range.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips gave New York a 2-1 lead with his first of the season just four minutes later, getting a toe on a chip-cross from Grella to touch the ball inside the back post.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips got his second in the 75th minute, running through the Orlando City back line and re-directing a Lloyd Sam cross from the edge of the six-yard box.
  • Lloyd Sam and Sacha Kljestan each finished with two assists, both getting helpers on Grella's goal and Wright-Phillips' game-winner. Dax McCarty also earned an assist on Wright-Phillips' first goal.
  • Mike Grella tied the game at one in the 65th minute, cutting into the left side of the box and taking a slotted pass from Sacha Kljestan. Grella finished with a shot back across goal that beat Joe Bendik.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips tied the franchise record with his 14th career game-winning goal. He is now tied Thierry Henry for first in team history with 14 game-winning goals.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips totaled his 10th career multi-goal game for the Red Bulls. He is tied for second in franchise history with Gio Savarese with 10 career multi-goal games.
  • New York is now 2-1-0 all-time against Orlando City, including a 1-1-0 mark at home.
  • New York won its first game of the season when the opponent scored first.
  • New York is 36-32-20 all-time in the month of April. The Red Bulls have scored 117 goals in April all-time and have conceded 106 goals during the month.
  • Before the match, New York celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first home match. The Red Bulls wore past MetroStars and Red Bulls jerseys during warm ups, and honored players from the 1996 and 2006 teams.
  • Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles was also honored before the match for setting an MLS record last week in Colorado. Robles has now played a full 90 minutes in 114 consecutive MLS records. Robles was presented with a piece of iron left over from the construction of Red Bull Arena by for MLS goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, whose record he broke.
  • The Red Bulls remain home at Red Bull Arena to host FC Dallas on Friday, April 29. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., with coverage on UniMas and Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

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