POST-GAME NOTES: NYCFC 0, New York Red Bulls 7

  • The New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC, 7-0 on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The Red Bulls remain perfect in the New York Derby while setting a new club record for goals in a MLS contest.
  • New York’s previous high for goals in a MLS game was six in a 6-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on August 26, 2006 at Giants Stadium.
  • The 7-0 margin of victory was the largest in franchise history.
  • The seven-goal differential tied for the largest margin of victory in MLS history. LA Galaxy defeated Dallas 8-1 (6/4/98) and Chicago’s 7-0 victory against Kansas City (8/4/01).
  • New York is the fourth team in MLS history to score seven or more goals in a MLS game.
  • Dax McCarty struck in the third minute, getting on the end of a corner kick from Sacha Kljestan for his first goal of the season. It is the quickest goal scored by New York this season.
  • The assist was Sacha Kljestan’s MLS-leading seventh of the season.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips doubled the advantage in the 42nd minute, beating Josh Saunders with a header at the near post.Mike Grella provided the service after beating a pair of defenders down the wing.
  • Wright-Phillips got his second in first half stoppage time, connecting on a bicycle kick after a Mike Grella cross was headed towards him by Aurelien Collin.
  • Wright-Phillips now has five goals on the season, and six goals in four career games against New York City FC.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips had his 11th career multi-goal game for New York, putting him in sole possession of second place on the franchise’s all-time list. He trails only Juan Pablo Angel in the record books (12).
  • All three of New York substitutions scored goals in the match – Alex MuylGonzalo Veron and Gideon Baah. It was Veron’s first goal of the season and Baah’s first MLS goal.
  • Dax McCarty would head home a second early in the second half, again off of a Sacha Kljestan corner kick. It is the first two-goal game of McCarty’s 11-year MLS career.
  • Kljestan leads all of MLS with eight assists.
  • Homegrown Player and New York City native Alex Muyl entered the game for Mike Grella in the 54th minute, and scored his first MLS goal just minute later. Bradley Wright-Phillips cut into the box, stopped and found Muyl in space for the finish.
  • New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles broke another MLS record on Saturday night, starting his 119th consecutive MLS regular season game. Robles surpassed Chris Klein's record of 118. Robles is the only MLS player to start 100 or more consecutive games for the same franchise.
  • The shutout was New York's third of the season, and second in the last two contests.
  • The Red Bulls improve to 4-0-0 all-time against New York City FC, including a 2-0-0 mark at Yankee Stadium. The Red Bulls have outscored NYCFC 10-1 at Yankee Stadium.
  • The Red Bulls also improve their goal differential to +1 after entering the match at -6.
  • New York is 43-40-20 all-time in the month of May. The Red Bulls have scored 157 goals in May all-time and have conceded 149 goals during the month.
  • New York is currently third in the Eastern Conference with 16 points through 13 games played. At the same point last season en route to the Supporters’ Shield, New York had 17 points through 13 games.
  • New York is home for a rematch of the season opener against Toronto FC next Saturday, May 28, at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.

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