New York Red Bulls 2, Columbus Crew SC 3
Saturday, September 23 2017 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Mapfre Stadium | Columbus, Ohio
CLB – Jonathan Mensah 2 (Federico Higuain) 6’
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 16 (Sean Davis) 14’
CLB – Justin Meram 12 (Federico Higuain) 55’
CLB – Josh Williams 1 (Federico Higuain) 67’
NY – Gonzalo Veron 3 (PK) 72’
NY – Kemar Lawrence (caution, foul) 41’
CLB - Hector Jimenez (caution foul) 42’
CLB – Federico Higuain (caution, dissent) 71’
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips (caution, foul) 73’
NY – Muhamed Keita (caution, foul) 86’
CLB – Jukka Raitala (caution, time wasting) 90’
CLB – Pedro Santos (caution, foul) 90’+2’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Kemar Lawrence, Michael Amir Murillo (Connor Lade, HT), Aaron Long (Muhamed Keita, 68’), Fidel Escobar, Damien Perrinelle, Tyler Adams, Felipe, Sacha Kljestan © (Gonzalo Veron, 59’), Sean Davis, Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
Columbus Crew SC: Zack Steffen; Jonathan Mensah, Josh Williams, Harrison Afful, Hector Jimenez, Mohamed Abu, Federico Higuain, Wil Trapp ©, Justin Meram, Pedro Santos, Ola Kamara
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 7; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 3
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, Peter Balciunas
Fourth Official: Ricardo Salazar
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
- The New York Red Bulls’ four-match MLS unbeaten streak was snapped, falling short to Columbus, 3-2 on Saturday night at Mapfre Stadium.
- Following the loss, New York remains in sixth place in the Eastern Conference at 12-11-6 with 42 points. Columbus briefly leapfrogs over Atlanta to move into fourth place at 47 points and a 14-12-5 mark.
- Columbus jumped on the board first from their first set play as Frederico Higuain found Jonathan Mensah, who finished for his second of the season.
- Bradley Wright-Phillips quickly responded from just inside the 18-yard box with his 16th goal of the season to knot up the score, 1-1 in the 14th minute.
- Columbus, however, found the back of the net twice in a span of eight minutes to grab a two-goal lead, 3-1 with 24 minutes to play. Higuain generated both chances to help Crew SC regain the lead.
- Gonzalo Veron not only generated the match’s lone penalty kick, he converted his second career penalty kick to cut the deficit to one, 3-2 in the 72nd minute.
- Wright-Phillips raised his career MLS goal total to 85 and across all competitions to 97. The English striker has scored a goal in 10 of the last 16 matches.
- Veron’s second penalty kick goal of 2017 raised his season total to three, which ties his season-best.
- Luis Robles recorded three saves on six chances. Robles reached the 500-save plateau and sits at 501 for his career. He is 128 saves shy of joining Tony Meola as the club’s all-time leader in saves with 629.
- Not only was it the 169th-straight start for Robles, but he tied both Dax McCarty and Mike Petke for the franchise lead in games played at 169.
- Sean Davis recorded his fourth assist of the season from BWP’s goal. His four assists this season are a career best.
- New York is 39-42-17 all-time in the month of September. The Red Bulls have scored 143 goals and have allowed 156 goals in the ninth month of the year.
- New York returns home to face D.C. United on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn in English and Spanish.