BWP’s Late Brace Leads Red Bulls Past Philly

Red Bulls, BWP
Bradley Wright-Philips scored two goals late for New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls 2
Philadelphia Union 0

Goals: NY: 87’ Bradley Wright-Phillips, 90’+2 Bradley Wright-Phillips

Overview:
The New York Red Bulls knocked off the Philadelphia Union 2-0 at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as a 53rd-minute red card to Derrick Jones enabled the visitors to dominate the second half before Bradley Wright-Phillips struck for two late goals. Philadelphia was unlucky not to take a lead into halftime, with Chris Pontius unable to finish two glorious chances. But Jones’ ejection forced the home side into a shell and their resistance was broken in the dying minutes as BWP poked home twice from short range. BWP has now scored four goals in his last four league games. New York snapped its six-match road losing streak to improve to 7-7-2, while Philadelphia fell to 4-7-4. The Red Bulls move into fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 23 points.

What’s next:
The Red Bulls will be back home on Sunday, June 24, to welcome their cross-town rivals New York City FC. Game time is 1:30 p.m.