Red Bulls Lose Two-Goal Lead But Battle Back For Win

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Bradley Wright-Phillips had two assists vs. the LA Galaxy.

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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.

Notable:

  • 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.

What’s next:
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.