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7 THINGS WE LEARNED: Road Wins, 100 Apps, Subs & More...

Following the New York Red Bulls 2-0 win on the road over the Philadelphia Union, here are 7 Things We Learned...

Top Coach

Jesse Marsch is now tied for the most wins in club history with 41.

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.

Overall, Marsch is 41-24-17 with New York.

Hold Steady

Despite what Bradley Wright-Phillips called a "dreadful" performance, the forward scored both goals in the game to lead the Red Bulls to victory.

Afterward, he said that both his goals were simply "tap-ins" and that the credit should go to those with the assists, Kemar Lawrence and Sal Zizzo.

Formation Flip

Sacha Kljestan and Felipe flipped a bit in the formation partway through the first half. Kljestan shifted further back in the center midfield, while Felipe pushed forward.

"We know Sacha's qualities, can help the team get out of the back and quarterback from back there," First Assistant Coach Chris Armas said following the game. "We know that Felipe's qualities, he is active up the field, he loves to sit in those pockets and turn and face goal and make those plays and help us counter press a little bit, so we think it was a good switch and it was effective."

Centennial Mark

Felipe crossed the 100 game mark for New York, appearing in his one hundredth game across all competitions.

The midfielder joined the Red Bulls in 2015 and has barely missed a minute of gameplay.


Goalkeeper Luis Robles took an elbow to the eye midway through the first half but stayed in and completed yet another game, continuing his iron man streak.

Robles also made an incredible save early in the game, which has been nominated for MLS Save of the Week.

It was Robles' fifth shutout of the season and he 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.

Sub Assists

Both goals were assisted by players that were not in the Starting XI.

Kemar Lawrence and Sal Zizzo each had the main assist on the two BWP goals, while Gonzalo Veron had both secondary assists.

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.

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.

Road Points

The three road points for New York snapped their six-match road losing streak.

"It has been awhile since we have won on the road, so first and foremost that is huge, that we got three points against a good Philadelphia Union team," Armas said.

They also scored on the road for the first time since April 1.