New York Red Bulls 2, Colorado Rapids 1
2018 MLS Regular Season Match 9
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9 p.m. ET
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, Colo.
NY – Danny Royer 2 (Bradley Wright-Phillips, Michael Amir Murillo) 5'
NY – Derrick Etienne Jr. 3 (Alex Muyl, Kaku) 76’
COL – Jack McBean 1 (unassisted) 85’
NY – Tim Parker (caution, foul) 60'
COL – Enzo Martinez (caution, foul) 61’
COL – Bismark Adjei-Boateng (caution, foul) 68’
COL – Jack Price (caution, foul) 88’
NY – Alex Muyl (caution, foul) 90+5’
COL – Danny Wilson (caution, foul) 90+8’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis, Daniel Royer, Kaku (Vincent Bezecourt, 88’), Florian Valot (Alex Muyl, 67’), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Derrick Etienne, 67’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 5
Colorado Rapids: Tim Howard ©; Edgar Castillo, Deklan Wynne, Danny Wilson, Tommy Smith, Bismark Adjei-Boateng (Jack McBean, 72’), Enzo Martinez, Sam Nicholson (Dillon Serna, 77’), Jack Price, Joe Mason, Yannick Boli (Shkelzen Gashi, 65’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 19; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 1
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Marisccal, Chris Wattam
4th Official: Nima Saghafi
VAR: Baldomero Toledo
- The New York Red Bulls held on for a 2-1 road win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. Goals from Danny Royer and Derrick Etienne Jr. helped New York survive a late push from the Rapids for their third-straight victory.
- Three straight wins, including two on the road, is the Red Bulls’ longest winning streak of the season.
- The victory was New York’s first in Colorado since 2007, snapping a 0-5-1 streak in Commerce City.
- The Red Bulls move to 6-3-0 on the season with 18 points, good for fifth in the Eastern Conference with three of the four teams ahead of them playing on Sunday.
- New York found a breakthrough early for the second-straight week, with Bradley Wright-Phillips gaining possession after a Michael Amir Murillo throw in and putting in a cross for Danny Royer to finish from close range.
- The goal was Royer’s second of the year in MLS, while Wright-Phillips earned his fifth assist of the season. BWP has played provider well this season and is just two assists shy of his career-best mark, set in 2015.
- Royer’s goal marked the sixth time the Red Bulls have scored inside the first 10 minutes of a match this season, and the eighth time with a goal inside the first 20.
- Derrick Etienne Jr earned the game-winner in the 76th minute, getting on the end of a low Alex Muyl cross for his third goal of the season. Etienne gave New York a 2-0 lead before a late Jack McBean goal put the Red Bulls under pressure through eight minutes of stoppage time.
- New York’s Designated Player Kaku earned the secondary assist on Etienne’s goal, giving him at least a point in three-straight matches and in six of his first eight MLS games.
- Kaku leads MLS with seven assists and also has three goals.
- After being held scoreless through his first 22 MLS regular-season matches, Etienne Jr. has tallied a goal in three of the last six games.
- Head coach Jesse Marsch improved to 54-34-23 at the helm in New York. Marsch also raised his away record with the Red Bulls to 16-26-13.
- New York is 46-43-22 all-time in the month of May. The Red Bulls have tallied 171 goals and have allowed 161 in the fourth month of the year.
- Colorado was forced to make a change before the opening whistle, with Dominique Badji being replaced by Yannick Boli after warmups.
- The Red Bulls wrap up a two-match road swing next weekend with a Sunday showdown in Atlanta on FS1. Kickoff against Atlanta United FC on Sunday, May 20 is set for 7 p.m. ET. New York then returns home to host the Philadelphia Union on May 26 for Military Appreciation Night.