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Game Notes: Lawrence Powers Red Bulls Past Fire

New York Red Bulls 2, Chicago Fire 1

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.


Box Score


Scoring Summary: 

NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 4 (Danny Royer) 37’

CHI – Nemanja Nikolic (Dax McCarty) 59’

NY – Kemar Lawrence 1 (Damien Perrinelle) 71’


Misconduct Summary:

NY – Alex Muyl (caution, foul) 51'

NY – Connor Lade (caution, foul) 61’

NY – Felipe (caution, foul) 82’

NY – Fredrik Gulbrandsen (caution, unsporting behavior) 87’


New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long, Damien Perrinelle, Connor Lade, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Danny Royer, Sacha Kljestan © (Sean Davis, 90’), Alex Muyl (Gonzalo Veron, 65’), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Fredrik Gulbrandsen, 78’)

TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4


Chicago Fire: Jorge Bava; Brandon Vincent, Michael Harrington, Joao Meira, Johan Kappelhof, Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Accam (Daniel Johnson, 79’), Juninho (Michael de Leeuw, 73’), Luis Solignac (Arturo Solignac, 86’), Dax McCarty ©, Nemanja Nikolic

TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 1


Referee: Hilario Grajeda

Referee's Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Jeffrey Greeson

4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez


Attendance: 22,814


  • With the game tied after 70 minutes, Kemar Lawrence netted in his first career game-winning goal in the 71st minute to guide the New York Red Bulls (5-3-1, 16 pts) over the Chicago Fire (3-3-2, 11 pts), 2-1 Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
  • New York captured all nine potential points during its three-game homestand for the second time in four tries under head coach Jesse Marsch.
  • The Red Bulls did not trail for the entire 270 minutes of the three-match homestand.
  • New York has stretched its unbeaten streak at Red Bull Arena to 19 consecutive matches (16-0-3). During the stretch, the Red Bulls have tallied 12 clean sheets.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips got New York rolling in the 37th minute, finishing off a cross from Danny Royer for his fourth of the season.
  • Lawrence got New York’s second goal of the night, slotting home from a wide angle in the 71st minute off a through ball from Damien Perrinelle. Lawrence is the fourth Red Bull to score a goal this year, and it is the second of his New York career. The other came in an October 18, 2015 win over Philadelphia.
  • Of Lawrence’s seven career points, six have been game-winning plays. He has tallied five game-winning assists and one game-winning goal.
  • Perrinelle tallied his second career assist, both of which have been game-winning assists. His previous game-winning assist came on October 18, 2015 in the 4-1 win over Philadelphia.
  • Royer recorded his second career assist and became the fourth different Red Bull to assist a Wright-Phillips goal in 2017.
  • The Chicago goal in the 59th minute was the first goal the Red Bulls have allowed at home this year, ending a Red Bull Arena shutout streak of 418 consecutive minutes. The overall shutout streak spanned 294 minutes.
  • New York continues to support the best home record, with the most home wins and points, in MLS since Red Bull Arena opened in 2010. The Red Bulls own a 79-24-19 overall mark with 256 points.
  • The Red Bulls wrapped up the month of April with a 3-2-0 mark and moved into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference.
  • New York is now 40-34-20 all-time in the month of April and 6-6-3 in April under head coach Jesse Marsch.
  • All-time, New York has scored 128 goals in April and allowed 111.
  • Head coach Jesse Marsch owns a 39-22-16 mark with the Red Bulls.
  • New York will hit the road for back-to-back matches, beginning with Sporting KC on Wednesday, May 3 and wrap up with Philadelphia on Saturday, May 6. Kickoff against Sporting KC is set for 8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on MSG. The match will also be carried on Red Bulls Radio in English. 
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