New York Red Bulls 4, Montreal Impact 0
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY - Daniel Royer 9 (PK) 23'
NY – Michael Amir Murillo 1 (unassisted) 58’
NY – Bradley Wright Phillips 11 (Alex Muyl, Sacha Kljestan) 85’
NY – Daniel Royer 10 (Derrick Etienne Jr.) 89’
NY –Aaron Long (caution, foul) 58'
MTL – Laurent Ciman (caution, foul) 90’+2’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Tyler Adams (Damien Perrinelle, 81’), Michael Amir Murillo, Aaron Long, Sal Zizzo, Alex Muyl, Felipe, Sean Davis (Gonzalo Veron, 69’), Sacha Kljestan ©, Danny Royer, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Derrick Etienne Jr., 86’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 24; SHOTS ON GOAL: 11; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 2
Montreal Impact: Maxime Crepeau; Kyle Fisher, Laurent Ciman, Chris Duvall, Daniel Lovitz, Michael Salazar (Dominic Oduro, 71’), Blerim Dzemaili, Patrice Bernier © (Matteo Mancosu, 63’), Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla (Ignacio Piatti, 63’), Hernan Bernardello, Anthony Jackson-Hamel
TOTAL SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 19; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 6
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Gianni Facchini
Fourth Official: Silviu Petrescu
- Daniel Royer’s second career MLS brace paced the New York Red Bulls past the Montreal Impact, 4-0 on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. New York has strung together five consecutive wins, which is tied for the second longest winning streak in club history.
- New York improved to 11-8-2 overall (35 points) with the win. The Red Bulls leapfrog over Atlanta United FC for fourth place in the Eastern Conference, just two points back of NYCFC for third and three points of Chicago for second.
- The Red Bulls have scored three or more goals in four consecutive games. It is the first time in franchise history that New York has accomplished the feat.
- It is the second time in franchise history that New York has enjoyed a perfect month with four or more wins, the other being July of 2000, when the team went 5-0-0 in MLS play. New York is 5-0-0 this July, with four MLS victories and a win over the New England Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup.
- Daniel Royer, for the second-straight match, opened the scoring with his third consecutive penalty kick goal in the 23rd minute.
- Leading 1-0 as the second half began, Michael Amir Murillo tapped in his first career MLS goal inside the six-yard box to double New York’s lead in the 58th minute.
- In the 85th minute, Sacha Kljestan began the offensive play from the near sideline and sent his pass to the far corner of the 18-yard box for Alex Muyl. Muyl took one touch in the box and sent a cross in front of the six-yard box for Bradley Wright-Phillips, who redirected it over Montreal goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau to extend the Red Bulls lead, 3-0.
- As time was winding down in the 89th minute, Derrick Etienne Jr. sent a through ball into the 18-yard box for Royer. Royer caught up, sent his shot to the near post and beat Crepeau for his second of the match.
- Royer has tallied at least one goal in four-straight matches, which is tied for the second-longest streak in MLS this season. It is also tied for the longest-active streak with David Villa. Chicago’s David Accam scored in five straight matches earlier this season.
- Royer moved into a tie for seventh on the club’s all-time list with three penalty kick goals.
- Wright-Phillips tallied his 80th career MLS regular-season goal and improved his all-competition total to 89 career goals. BWP's 80 career MLS regular-season goals moved him into a tie for 16th in MLS history with Brian McBride and Josh Wolff.
- In just his eighth career MLS match, Murillo recorded his first career goal and point.
- With two saves, Luis Robles recorded his 46th career shutout and 30th at Red Bull Arena.
- Kljestan tallied an assist for the third consecutive match and raised his season total to 10. It is the third-straight season and fourth time of his career in which he has at least 10 assists in a season.
- Muyl recorded his first assist of the season and seventh of his career.
- For the second time in three matches, Etienne Jr. tallied an assist, both of which came at Red Bull Arena.
- Head coach Jesse Marsch improved his franchise-record to 45 wins. Marsch owns a 45-27-17 record at the helm of New York
- New York is 45-38-22 all-time in the month of July. The Red Bulls have scored 173 goals and have allowed 160 goals in the seventh month of the year.
- New York travels to Yankee Stadium to play NYCFC on Sunday, August 6. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1 and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.