New York Red Bulls 4, NYCFC 0
2018 MLS Regular Season Match 8
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 2 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY – Kaku 3 (unassisted) 2’
NY – Florian Valot 3 (Kaku) 4’
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 6 (Kaku, Sean Davis) 35’
NY – Derrick Etienne, Jr. 2 (Florian Valot, Tyler Adams) 79’
NYC – Ebenezer Ofori (caution, unsporting behavior) 64’
NY – Tim Parker (caution, unsporting behavior) 75’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis, Daniel Royer (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 65’), Kaku (Alex Muyl, 71’), Florian Valot, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Vincent Bezecourt, 78’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 1
NYCFC: Sean Johnson; Alexander Callens, Maxime Chanot (Sebastian Ibeagha, HT), Anton Tinnerholm (Ebenezer Ofori, HT), Ben Sweat, Alexander Ring, Maxi Moralez, Yangel Herrera, David Villa © (Rodney Wallace, 66’), Jo Inge Berget, Jesus Medina
TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 2
Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, CJ Morgante
4th Official: Sorin Stoica
VAR: Mark Geiger
- Kaku and Florian Valot scored the first two goals in the first four minutes to help lead the New York Red Bulls (5-3-0, 15 pts) past NYCFC (6-2-2, 20 pts), 4-0 in the first New York derby of 2018 on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls snapped their three-match winless streak against their archrivals.
- The Red Bulls recorded their sixth three-goal match of the season and fifth in the last six matches.
- The Red Bulls recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
- Kaku wasted little time scoring his first New York derby goal as he knocked in a loose ball from a saved Bradley Wright-Phillips shot just 1:06 into the contest.
- Kaku then helped generate the Red Bulls second scoring chance two minutes later. The Argentine No. 10 fed Valot inside the 18-yard box for Valot to send a hard shot that bounced off a NYCFC defender and over a diving Sean Johnson in the fourth minute.
- Kaku continued to pace the Red Bulls offense as he added another assist in the 35th minute. Inside the box, Kaku lofted a pass over the NYCFC backline for Wright-Phillips to head in his 11th career goal against NYC.
- Following shots by Valot and Vincent Bezecourt, Tyler Adams picked up the loose ball and fed Derrick Etienne, Jr., who juked out Johnson and finished for his first derby goal in the 79th minute.
- The Red Bulls first two goals were the fastest consecutive goals scored in New York derby history.
- For the fifth consecutive time at Red Bull Arena, the Red Bulls held David Villa scoreless.
- The Red Bulls defense held NYCFC scoreless for just the second time in 10 matches this season.
- For the second-straight match, Kaku recorded one goal and two assists. Kaku has tallied a point in five of his first seven matches.
- Valot scored for the second consecutive match and added an assist. In his first season with first team, Valot has tallied three goals and three assists in five matches.
- BWP increased his career league goals to 92. Across all competitions, Wright-Phillips sits with 109 to his name.
- Wright-Phillips scored his third-straight goal and 20th career goal on the ESPN network.
- Captain Luis Robles recorded one save to tally his 52nd MLS regular-season shutout.
- Of Robles’s 52 career clean sheets, he has recorded 36 of them at Red Bull Arena. He has a career 1.01 goals-against average at home.
- After being held scoreless through his first 22 MLS regular-season matches, Etienne, Jr. has tallied a goal in two of the last five games.
- In the 80th minute, the Red Bulls had seven players on the field at the same time who had played on New York Red Bulls II before being promoted to the first team, which included Adams, Bezecourt, Sean Davis, Etienne, Jr., Aaron Long, Alex Muyl and Valot.
- Head coach Jesse Marsch improved to 53-34-23 at the helm in New York. Marsch also raised his away record at New York to 38-8-10.
- Following the win, the Red Bulls continued to have the best home record in MLS, with the most home wins (88) and points (294). The Red Bulls are 88-21-30 all-time at RBA
- New York is 45-43-22 all-time in the month of May. The Red Bulls have tallied 169 goals and have allowed 160 in the fourth month of the year.
- New York will hit the road for four of the next five matches, beginning with Colorado (May 12) and Atlanta (May 20) on back-to-back weekends. New York and Colorado clash at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio.