LA Galaxy 2
New York Red Bulls 3
Goals: NY: 7’ Daniel Royer (assists Bradley Wright-Phillips, Alejandro Romero Gamarra), 49’ Florian Valot (Bradley Wright-Phillips, Alejandro Romero Gamarra), 84’ Alejandro Romero Gamarra (penalty kick); LA: 59’ Ola Kamara (Zlatan Ibrahimovic) 66’ Giovani Dos Santos (assists Dave Romney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic)
Overview: New York earned its first road win over the season as Alejandro Romero Gamarra’s 84th-minute penalty kick conversion led the Red Bulls to a 3-2 win over the Galaxy at StubHub Center. New York found themselves on an early counterattacking play as Gamarra found Bradley Wright-Phillips deep in LA 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. Early in the second half, Wright-Phillips was again involved in a New York scoring play as his cross into the box found Florian Valot, who hit a one-timer that doubled the Red Bulls lead. Just minutes after New York’s goal 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 minute.
- 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.
The Red Bulls head home to host New York City FC in the season’s first New York Derby on Sunday, May 5, Kickoff is 2 p.m.