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POSTGAME NOTES: Red Bulls Snap Six-Match Road Losing Streak, Defeat Union, 2-0

New York Red Bulls 2, Philadelphia Union 0

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 5 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium | Chester, Pa.

Box Score:

Scoring Summary: 

NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Kemar Lawrence, Gonzalo Veron) 87’

NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (Sal Zizzo, Gonzalo Veron) 90+2’

Misconduct Summary:

PHI – Derrick Jones (ejection, violent conduct) 54’

PHI -  Warren Creavalle (caution, dissent) 67’

NY – Aurelien Collin (caution, foul) 84’

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Aurelien Collin, Aaron Long (Kemar Lawrence, 45’), Damien Perrinelle, Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Sacha Kljestan ©, Daniel Royer (Gonzalo Veron, 84’), Alex Muyl (Sal Zizzo, 74’), Bradley Wright-Phillips


Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Oguchi Onyewu, Raymon Gaddis (Jay Simpnson, 89’), Jack Elliott, Fabinho, Fabrice-Jean Picault, Haris Medunjanin ©, Chris Pontius (Marcus Epps, 70’), Derrick Jones, Ilsinho (Creavalle, 55’), C.J. Sapong



Referee: Allen Chapman

Referee's Assistants: Kyle Atkins, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho

4th Official: Ted Unkel

Attendance: 17,720

·       Two late second-half goals by Bradley Wright-Phillips guided the New York Red Bulls past the Philadelphia Union, 2-0 on Sunday Talen Energy Stadium.

·       New York snapped its six-match road losing streak to improve to 7-7-2, while Philadelphia fell to 4-7-4. The Red Bulls move into fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 23 points.

·       Head coach Jesse Marsch owns a 41-24-17 mark with the Red Bulls. Marsch moved into a three-way tie with franchise leaders Hans Backe (41) and Octavio Zambrano (41) for the most career regular-season wins with the Red Bulls.

·       With a scoreless draw in the 87th minute, Gonzalo Veron generated the Red Bulls offensive chance into the 18-yard box for Kemar Lawrence, who sent his cross inside the box. Lawrence’s cross found the foot of Wright-Phillips for the 1-0 lead.

·       Veron then generated the second offensive chance as he sent his pass to a streaking Sal Zizzo on the right side of the field. Zizzo dribbled insde the box for Wright-Phillips, who finished the play for his first brace of 2017.

·       With his first brace of the season, Wright-Phillips brought his career total to 77 MLS regular-season goals. The Red Bull striker surpassed Steve Ralston for 18th-place all-time in MLS history.

·       Veron tallied a career-best two assists in a span of five minutes, as he came off the bench in the 84th minute. Veron’s first assist was his first career game-winning assist. The Argentina native had tallied just one assist in his first 40 matches as a Red Bull.

·       Lawrence continues to create game-winning plays as he tallied his third game-winning assist of the season.

·       Zizzo tallied his second road assist this season and raised his career total to 17.

·       Luis Robles tallied a game-high three saves for his fifth shutout of the season. Robles raised his career clean sheet total to 44.

·       Sunday’s 2-0 road shutout was the first shutout away from Red Bull Arena in 2017.

·       New York is 33-41-20 all-time in the Month of June.

·       New York has scored 130 goals in the month of June, and allowed 150.

·       New York welcomes NYCFC back to Red Bull Arena on June 24 for the second New York Derby, first of which coming in MLS play. Match coverage will be featured on FOX and New York Red Bulls Radio with kickoff at 1:30 p.m. ET.


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