For the third time this MLS season, the New York Red Bulls have knocked off rival New York City FC. This time in New Jersey, 2-0.
By Griffin Gallagher
The New York Red Bulls did it again. For the third time this season, the Red Bulls beat rivals NYCFC.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 10th goal of the season in the 21st minute of the game, lifting the Red Bulls up 1-0, which was the score at halftime.
Bradley Wright-Phillips is on the spot as usual to open the scoring for New York Red Bulls. #NYvNYC #MLSonFOX http://t.co/NPHZJmTyjC
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 9, 2015
A humorous moment occurred later in the first half when NYCFC star David Villa ripped Felipe’s pants on live television. It was something I have never seen before to say the least.
The start of the second half was controlled by NYCFC, but after subbing in Shaun Wright-Phillips in the 66th minute, momentum shifted to the Red Bulls side and Felipe gave the Red Bulls their second goal of the game in the 85th minute.
Near post from Felipe to make it 2-0 in Harrison. Red Bulls headed toward a third straight win over NYCFC. #NYvNYC http://t.co/GFOExUCH8i
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 10, 2015
The Red Bulls carried those two goals through the final 10 minutes of the game to secure a 2-0 victory.
The rivalry between these two teams has just begun, but the stadium was louder than I have ever heard it. Red Bull Arena’s sell out crowd made sure that they were heard on TV, and they certainly were.
“The stadium was incredible,” said Red Bulls goal keeper Luis Robles to Fox Sports 1 after the game “The stadium was pumping.”
Robles had a fantastic game in goal, making three clutch saves without allowing a single goal.
As close as the match was, NYCFC looked just a bit out paced by the Red Bulls. Recent arrival Andrea Pirlo looked dreadful, and the NYCFC defense looked weak.
Three matches. Three wins. NY is Red.
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That's all. @NewYorkRedBulls sweep the 2015 #NYvNYC series. 9 points from 3 matches: http://t.co/ZR2xf2Rk4i #rbny pic.twitter.com/WKu4TCnXtC
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 10, 2015