New York Red Bulls 3, LA Galaxy 2
2018 MLS Regular Season Match 7
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 10:30 p.m. ET
StubHub Center | Carson, Calif.
NY – Daniel Royer 1 (Wright-Phillips, Gamarra) 7’
NY – Florian Valot 2 (Wright-Phillips, Gamarra) 49’
LA – Ola Kamara (Ibrahimovic) 59’
LA – Giovani Dos Santos (Romney, Ibrahimovic) 66’
NY – Alejandro Romero Gamarra 2 (PK) 84’
LA – Giovani Dos Santos (caution, unsporting behavior) 61’
NY – Ryan Meara (caution, no impact on timing) 89’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Aurelien Collin (Florian Valot, HT), Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis, Daniel Royer (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 76’), Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Alex Muyl, 87’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 3
LA Galaxy: David Bingham; Dave Romney (Chris Pontius, 86’), Jorgen Skjelvik, Michael Ciani (Daniel Steres, 89'), Giovani Dos Santos (Emmanuel Boateng, 80’), Ola Kamara, Perry Kitchen, Romain Alessandrini, Sebastian Lletget, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow, Ian Anderson
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
VAR: Tim Ford
- Alejandro Romero Gamarra’s 84th-minute penalty-kick goal led the New York Red Bulls (4-3-0, 12 pts) past LA Galaxy (3-4-1, 10 pts), 3-2, on Saturday night at StubHub Center.
- New York earned their first road win in league play as they bounced back from a loss for the third time this season.
- The Red Bulls recorded their fifth three-goal match of the season and fourth in the last five matches.
- Saturday’s match was New York’s third consecutive one-goal road match.
- New York found themselves on an early counterattacking play as Alejandro Romero Gamarra found Bradley Wright-Phillips deep in Galaxy territory. Wright-Phillips dribbled towards the end line and sent a low cross across the face of goal for Daniel Royer, who finished to give the Red Bulls an early 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.
- Wright-Phillips found himself in a similar situation early on in the second half and crossed to the middle of the box for Florian Valot, who also cashed in a one timer to double New York’s lead, 2-0, in the 49th minute.
- Minutes later, Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent a through ball into the 18-yard box for Ola Kamara. Kamara took one touch and snuck a low shot underneath the reach of Luis Robles to cut LA’s deficit to one, 2-1, in the 59th minute.
- Ibrahimovic then swung in a corner kick that found the head of Dave Romney. Romney redirected the kick into the box and Giovani Dos Santos finished to the near post for the equalizer, 2-2, in the 66th.
- New York was given a penalty-kick chance in the 84th minute. Kaku took the kick and finished to the left post for the game-winning goal.
- After scoring the first goal for the Red Bulls on Feb. 22 against CD Olimpia, Royer ended his league goal-drought with his first of the season.
- Valot and Kaku raised their career league goal totals to two, respectively.
- Wright-Phillips has tallied a point in three consecutive matches. He has two goals and two assists during that span.
- First career multi-assist league match for both Wright-Phillips and Kaku.
- Head coach Jesse Marsch improved to 52-34-23 at the helm in New York. Marsch also raised his away record at New York to 15-26-14.
- New York unveiled their 13th different starting XI this season across all competitions.
- New York is 41-35-20 all-time in the month of April. The Red Bulls have tallied 132 goals and have allowed 116 in the fourth month of the year.
- New York returns from their West Coast trip to host NYCFC in the first NY derby match on May 5 at Red Bull Arena. The first NY derby match kicks off at 2 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.