New York Red Bulls 3, Montreal Impact 1
2018 MLS Regular Season Match 5
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 1 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 4 (Florian Valot) 5’
MTL – Jeisson Vargas (unassisted) 33’
NY – Alejandro Romero Gamarra 1 (Bradley Wright-Phillips) 57’
NY – Michael Amir Murillo 1 (Kemar Lawrence) 76’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis (Alex Muyl, 87’), Daniel Royer, Alejandro Romero Gamarra (Marc Rzatkowski, 82’), Florian Valot, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 78’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 11; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 2
Montreal Impact: Evan Bush; Rudy Camacho, Victor Cabrera, Rod Fanni (Daniel Lovitz, 40’), Jukka Raitala, Chris Duvall, Alejandro Silva, Samuel Piette, Ken Krolicki (Louis Beland-Goyette, 57’), Igancio Piatti ©, Jeisson Vargas (Anthony Jackson-Hamel, 66’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 8
Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski, Eric Weisbrod
4th Official: Marcos Deoliveira
VAR: Silviu Petrescu
- The New York Red Bulls (3-2-0, 9 pts) kept their perfect home record, defeating the Montreal Impact (2-4-0, 6 pts), 3-1, on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. New York is just one of four teams left this season with a perfect home mark (Portland and LAFC have yet to play at home).
- Bradley Wright-Phillips wasted no time giving the home side an early lead as he finished his 90th career league goal to the far post in the fifth minute. Wright-Phillips’s goal was New York’s fastest goal this year.
- Montreal’s Jeisson Vargas sent in the equalizer on a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box in the 33rd minute. Vargas’s goal ended New York’s consecutive scoreless streak at Red Bull Arena at 393 minutes in league play.
- Already with a goal in the match, Wright-Phillips was able to set up Kaku, who curled in a shot from just inside the 18-yard box in the 57th minute. Kaku’s goal was the eventual game winner.
- Minutes later, Kemar Lawrence ran down the far sideline and sent a perfect cross for Michael Amir Murillo inside the six-yard box. Murillo redirected the pass for his first goal of the season.
- It was New York’s third consecutive league game with at least three goals.
- The Red Bulls extended their unbeaten streak at Red Bull Arena to 11 matches (6-0-4) in league play. New York has outscored their opponents, 29-7.
- Wright-Phillips moved into sole possession of 12th place all-time in MLS with 90 league goals. He raised his career goal across all competitions to 107.
- Murillo became the 13th different Red Bull to tally a goal across all competitions this season.
- Kaku tallied his first career league goal and his second as a Red Bull.
- Florian Valot, Lawrence and Wright-Phillips all chipped in with an assist.
- Head coach Jesse Marsch raised his record at New York to 51-33-23 all-time.
- New York is 40-34-20 all-time in the month of April. The Red Bulls have tallied 128 goals and have allowed 112 in the fourth month of the year.
- New York unveiled their 11th different starting XI this season across all competitions.