POSTGAME NOTES: Second-Half Surge Paces New York Past Orlando, 3-1

New York Red Bulls 3, Orlando City SC 1

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.

Box Score 

Scoring Summary: 

ORL – Carlos Rivas 5 (Kaká) 18’

NY – Own goal (Léo Pereira) 30’

NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 14 (Alex Muyl, Sean Davis) 60’

NY – Sean Davis 2 (Kemar Lawerence) 80’

Misconduct Summary:

ORL –Carlos Rivas (caution, foul) 39'

NY – Damien Perrinelle (caution, foul) 45’

NY – Felipe (caution, foul) 67’

NY – Sacha Kljestan (caution, unsporting behavior) 90’+2’

ORL – Richie Laryea (caution, unsporting behavior) 90’+2’

ORL – Cristian Higuita (caution, unsporting behavior) 90’+7’

ORL – Kaká (ejection, violent conduct) 90’+7’

NY – Sean Davis (caution, unsporting behavior) 90’+7’

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Tyler Adams, Damien Perrinelle (Aurelien Collin, 76’), Michael Amir Murillo, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence (Connor Lade 82’), Felipe, Sean Davis, Alex Muyl, Sacha Kljestan ©, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Gonzalo Veron, 68’)


Orlando City SC: Joe Bendik; Scott Sutter, Léo Pereira, Donny Toia, Tommy Redding, Kaká ©, Will Johnson (Gil Barnes, 81’), Antonio Nocerino (Cristian Higuita, 81’), Yoshimar Yotún, Carlos Rivas, Cyle Larin (Richie Laryea, 87’)



Referee: Jorge Gonzalez

Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, Daniel Belleau

4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira

VAR: Guido Gonzales Jr.

Attendance: 25,219

  • Bradley Wright-Phillips recorded his 22nd career MLS game-winning goal to lead the New York Red Bulls past Orlando City SC, 3-1 on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
  • Along with the MLS match, the New York Red Bulls Unified Team took the field against Special Olympics Florida before the New York Red Bulls – Orlando City SC match. The Red Bulls Unified team also defeated Special Olympics Florida, 3-1.
  • Prior to the match, the Pride Night celebration featured prominent members and allies of the LGBTQ community that participated in a pre-game panel including former NBA player Jason Collins, former New York Liberty player and Brookhaven, N.Y. native Sue Wicks, and You Can Play VP/American triathlete Chris Mosier.
  • The Red Bulls improved to 12-9-2 overall (38 points) in the win and remain in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, while Orlando fell to 8-10-6 (30 points) and dropped to eighth place.
  • Orlando got on the scoreboard first as Kaka found Carlos Rivas, who snuck his shot underneath Luis Robles in the 18th minute.
  • In the 30th minute, Tyler Adams sent a hard cross into the six-yard box where Orlando defender Leo Pereira redirected the ball into the back of the net to level the match, 1-1.
  • Wright-Phillips wasted very little time in the beginning of the second half as he tapped a well-timed cross from Alex Muyl in the 60th minute to give the Red Bulls a one-goal advantage, 2-1.
  • Twenty minutes later, Kemar Lawrence took the throw in and sent it at Sean Davis, who dribbled across the top of the 18-yard box and curled his shot to the far post past Joe Bendik for the insurance goal.
  • Wright-Phillips tallied his 83rd career MLS regular-season goal and improved his all-competition total to 92 career goals. BWP's 83 career MLS regular-season goals moved him into a tie for 13th in MLS history with Robbie Keane.
  • BWP has tallied a goal in four consecutive matches, which is tied for the second longest active streak in MLS. He is the eighth different player this season to accomplish a streak of four-straight games with at least one goal, which includes teammate Daniel Royer.
  • Wright-Phillips remains in a tight race for the Golden Boot award, as he tallied his 14th goal of the season and sits just two back of Nemanja Nikolic (16) and three back of David Villa (17).
  • Davis tallied his second career multi-point match, as he tallied three points on one goal and one assist.
  • Davis’s assist on Wright-Phillips’ goal was his second career game-winning assist.
  • Davis has recorded at least one point in four of the last five matches.
  • Muyl’s lone assist was his second career game-winning assist and fourth game-winning play.
  • Lawrence recorded his ninth career assist and tallied a season-best five assists.
  • Aurelien Collin returned and played in tonight’s match against his former team after missing five consecutive MLS matches due to injury.
  • Vincent Bezecourt made his first MLS gameday roster appearance, as he previously made the first-team roster at an U.S. Open Cup match.
  • Nine players from New York’s 18-man roster came from either the academy, USL or MLS draft.
  • The Red Bulls tallied their MLS-leading third own-goal of the season. New York is one of 11 teams in MLS to have forced a team into an own goal.
  • New York has won its last three home matches and have outscored its opponent, 12-2.
  • The Red Bulls continue to support the best home record in MLS at Red Bull Arena since 2010, with the most wins (83) and points (275).
  • New York is 39-42-19 all-time in the month of August. The Red Bulls have scored 169 goals and have allowed 159 goals in the eighth month of the year.
  • New York travels to Cincinnati for a U.S. Open Cup Semifinal match against FC Cincinnati on Tuesday, August 15. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn in English and Spanish.