BWP Record-Setting Hat-Trick Leads Red Bulls

BWP_2A week after its rout over rival New York City FC, New York Red Bulls continued their winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win over Toronto FC.

The match played Saturday night at Red Bull Arena included a bit of history. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored all three of New York’s goals and in doing so recorded the fastest hat-trick from the start of the game in league history. Wright-Phillips found the back of the net at the 3rd minute, 25th minute and 27th minute.

The hat-trick was the  fourth of his career, setting a franchise record and tying him for the second-most career hat tricks in MLS history. Stern John and Diego Serna hold the MLS record with five career hat tricks each.

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Wright-Phillips now has 53 regular season goals for his New York career, putting him second all-time behind Juan Pablo Angel’s 58. Wright-Phillips passed Thierry Henry on the all-time list with his second of the night.

In addition, netminder Luis Robles and the Red Bulls extended their shutout streak to 317 minutes, the second-longest streak in MLS this season. The seven saves on the night are a season-high for the Red Bulls keeping, playing 90 minutes for the 120th consecutive league game.