New York Red Bulls 1, D.C. United 0
MLS Regular Season Match 26
Sunday, August 26, 2018 – 7 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY – Kaku 4 (unassisted) 56’
NY – Bradley Wright Phillips (caution, unsporting behavior) 9’
NY – Kaku (caution, unsporting behavior) 37’
DC – Zoltan Stieber (caution, unsporting behavior) 63’
DC – Paul Arriola (caution, unsporting behavior) 88’
DC – Ulises Segura (caution, unsporting behavior) 90’+4’
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Michael Amir Murillo, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence, Tyler Adams, Daniel Royer (Andreas Ivan, 71’), Kaku (Sean Davis, 85’), Marc Rzatkowski, Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Alex Muyl, 71’), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2
DC United: Bill Hamid; Joseph Mora, Oniel Fisher, Kofi Opare, Steve Birnbaum, Lucian Acosta (Ulises Seuga, 80’), Yamil Asad (Zoltan Stieber, 49’), Paul Arriola, Russell Canouse, Junior Moreno, Wayne Rooney © (Darren Mattocks, 79’)
TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3
Referee: Dave Gantar
Assistant Referees: Michael Kampmeinert, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
4th Official: Marcos Deoliveira
VAR: Alex Chilowicz
- An early second-half Kaku goal lifted the New York Red Bulls (16-6-4, 52 pts) past D.C. United (7-10-6, 27 pts), 1-0 on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena. New York stretched their unbeaten streak to five matches.
- With the win, the Red Bulls eclipsed 50 team points for the seventh-straight season, tying the LA Galaxy for the longest streak in league history.
- New York took home the Atlantic Cup for the second-straight season and sixth time in the last nine years.
- Entering the second half with a scoreless draw, Kaku danced atop the 18-yard box and sent home the eventual game winner in the 56th to the far post.
- Kaku not only raised his season goal total to four, but all four of his goals have been game winners.
- Captain Luis Robles needed just two saves to record his ninth clean sheet of the season and 58th of his career.
- Robles also inched closer to the century mark in wins as he tallied his 95th career MLS regular-season victory.
- Head coach Chris Armas improved his career mark as Red Bulls manager to 6-2-2 all-time.
- New York tallied its 10th win at Red Bull Arena as they have captured 31 of the 39 possible points this season. The Red Bulls have recorded at least 10 wins at RBA in seven of the possible nine seasons since the inception of the building in 2010.
- The Red Bulls are now 42-43-22 all-time in the month of August. New York has scored 177 goals while allowing 166 during the eighth month of the year.
- New York concludes their two-match home stand against Houston on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.