New York Red Bulls 2, New England Revolution 1
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NE – Lee Nguyen 6 (PK) 9’
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 6 (unassisted) 47’
NY – Daniel Royer 4 (Kemar Lawrence, Felipe) 74’
NE – Je-Vaughn Watson (caution, foul) 39’
NY – Felipe (caution, persistent infringement) 78’
NY – Alex Muyl (caution, time wasting) 88’
NE – Xavier Kouassi (caution, unsporting behavior) 90+4’
NE – Teal Bunbury (caution, unsporting behavior) 90+5’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long (Connor Lade, 86’), Damien Perrinelle, Sal Zizzo, Sean Davis, Felipe, Mike Grella (Gonzalo Veron, 70’), Sacha Kljestan ©, Daniel Royer (Alex Muyl, 79’), Bradley Wright-Phillips,
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 5; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 4
New England Revolution: Cody Cropper; Chris Tierney, Antonio Delamea, Gershon Koffie (Scott Caldwell, 79’), London Woodberry, Xavier Kouassi, Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe, Je-Vaughn Watson (Teal Bunbury, 82’), Kei Kamara (Juan Agudelo, 66’), Lee Nguyen
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 4
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Referee's Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Brian Dunn
4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez
- Second-half goals by Bradley Wright-Phillips and Daniel Royer helped the New York Red Bulls rally past the New England Revolution, 2-1 Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
- New York improved to 6-6-2, while New England fell to 4-5-4 on the season.
- The Red Bulls recorded their 80th regular season win at Red Bull Arena. New York continues to support the best home record in MLS since 2010, with the most home wins (80) and points (260).
- New England grabbed an early lead in the ninth minute. The Revolution were given a penalty kick opportunity and Lee Nguyen finished for his sixth goal of the season.
- New York responded in the 47th minute as Kemar Lawrence received a pass towards the end line and sent a cross towards the box. Lawrence’s pass was mishandled by New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper and Wright-Phillips sent in the equalizer with a back-heel shot.
- The Red Bulls then converted on a similar play to their first goal as Felipe set up the play by sending Lawrence into the box. Lawrence took the pass in stride towards the end line and sent a cross through the Revolution defense for Royer to finish in the 74th minute for the eventual game-winner.
- Wright-Phillips built upon his team lead in goals with his sixth of the season and 75th career regular season goal. Wright-Phillips' last four goals this year have been scored at Red Bull Arena, including the last two matches.
- Royer tallied his fourth of the season, including two in the last three matches. It was Royer’s second career game-winning goal.
- Royer’s goal was produced by a double assist, as Lawrence and Felipe both contributed on the play. It was the fifth time this season that a Red Bull goal was assisted by two players.
- Lawrence recorded his third assist of the season. He now has nine career points, seven have been game-winning plays. Lawrence has tallied six game-winning assists and one game-winning goal.
- Felipe tallied his second assist of the season and 14th as a Red Bull.
- New York controlled a good portion of the match as they won the possession battle, 60.5 percent to 39.5 percent and recorded a season-best 10 corner kicks.
- The Red Bull wrapped up their second three-game homestand, capturing four of nine potential points. Of New York’s two three-match homestands this season, the Red Bulls tallied 13 of 18 potential points.
- New York is 45-43-22 all-time in the Month of May.
- New York has scored 165 goals in the month of May, and allowed 160.
- Head coach Jesse Marsch owns a 40-24-17 mark with the Red Bulls. Marsch moves within one win of franchise leaders Hans Backe (41) and Octavio Zambrano (41) for the most career regular-season wins with the Red Bulls.
- The Red Bulls travel to Montreal next weekend to take on the Montreal Impact on Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. New York is next home on Wednesday, June 14, to face New York City FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.