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7 THINGS WE LEARNED: Red Bulls Roll in Land o' Lakes

The New York Red Bulls defeated Minnesota United FC 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the team's first-ever meeting. Here are 7 Things We Learned from the game:

First

With the win, the Red Bulls are the first team to beat both new expansion teams at their respective home sites. 

New York topped Atlanta United FC on the road to open the 2017 MLS season and took down Minnesota in their current home in their most recent win.

Two for Two

The Red Bulls became the second team to beat both expansion sides and have now tallied a victory against every other current MLS team.

Three in Three

New York has now scored three goals over their last three MLS games. 

The last time they scored three plus goals in three straight games was from March 25 to April 7, 2012.



Firsts

Sacha Kljestan became the king of Red Bulls assists, tallying MLS assist No. 43, surpassing Theirry Henry.

Luis Robles also moved into the top spot for New York's club history, playing the most MLS minutes for the club with 14,400.

Away Days

The Red Bulls tallied their first three-game road winning streak since April 13 - May 4, 2013.

They have now scored eight goals in their last three away games after scoring four in their first seven away games this year (1W-6L).

Rockin' Royer

Daniel Royer is on fire. Royer had a goal and an assist against MNUFC, bringing his weekly totals to three goals and an assist in New York's two wins.

That stat line earned him Alcatel MLS Player of the Week honors.



Final First, Last

And finally, another first: Hassan Ndam made his MLS debut, coming on in stoppage time.

The 18-year-old has been a mainstay for New York Red Bulls II and has appeared on the 18-man roster for the first team multiple times this season before getting into his first game this past weekend.

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