Bradley Wright-Phillips completed a hat trick in 27 minutes – the shortest amount of time from the opening whistle in MLS history, leading the New York Red Bulls to a stunning 3-0 victory over Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
- The New York Red Bulls defeated Toronto FC, 3-0 on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena behind a hat trick from Bradley Wright-Phillips and a third consecutive shutout for Luis Robles.
- The Red Bulls are now 6-7-1 on the season and are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points after a 1-6-0 start to the season. New York is 5-1-1 over its last seven matches.
- At the same point last season en route to the Supporters' Shield, New York had 17 points through 14 games.
- New York is 16-7-5 all-time against Toronto FC, including a 10-2-1 mark in games played at Red Bull Arena.
- Bradley Wright-Phillips continued his hot streak with three goals in the first 27 minutes of play, setting a new MLS record for fastest three goals to start a game. Dwayne DeRosario was the previous record holder with three goals in the opening 31 minutes of a match.
- Wright-Phillips out jumped the crowd to head home a free kick from Sacha Kljestan in the third minute, and netted twice in the 25th and 27th minutes with shots from inside the box.
- Wright-Phillips now has eight goals this season, all in the last seven matches. He is tied for the MLS lead in goals with eight.
- BWP’s fourth career hat trick sets a new franchise record, and ties him for second-most career hat tricks in MLS history. Stern John and Diego Serna hold the MLS record with five career hat tricks each.
- Wright-Phillips’ passed Thierry Henry on the club’s all-time scoring list with his second of the night, and finished with 53 regular season goals, five behind Juan Pablo Angel’s record.
- Bradley Wright-Phillips also tied Juan Pablo Angel’s record for the most multi-goal games in club history, with his 12th in a Red Bulls shirt.
- Sacha Kljestan added to his MLS-leading assist total by setting up Wright-Phillips’ first two goals, and finished the night with 10 assists.
- Mike Grella and Felipe were each awarded assists on Wright-Phillips’ third tally.
- Gonzalo Veron was shown a red card n the 43rd minute, his first career red card in MLS.
- Luis Robles saved a penalty attempt from Will Johnson in the 47th minute. Johnson scored his first try, but had to re-take the kick after his Toronto teammates were called for encroachment.
- Homegrown Player Brandon Allen made his MLS debut in the 84th minute, replacing Bradley Wright-Phillips.
- Luis Robles earned his third consecutive shutout, and fourth of the season.
- Gideon Baah helped preserve the shutout with a goal line clearance in the 85th minute.
- New York is 44-40-20 all-time in the month of May. The Red Bulls have scored 160 goals in May all-time and have conceded 149 goals during the month.
- New York has held the opposition scoreless in 317 consecutive minutes. It is currently the second-longest shutout streak in Major League Soccer this season.
- The Red Bulls and MLS now break as the Copa America Centenario gets underway across the United States. New York will resume play with a 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match on June 15 (opponent and time TBD) and return to MLS action with a home match against the Seattle Sounders on June 19.
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