New York Red Bulls goalkeeper depth forces Wojciech Gajda to look elsewhere
Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) looks on during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. The Red Bulls won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

New York Red Bulls drew Toronto FC 1-1 in a thrilling, energetic match at Red Bull Arena.


The New York Red Bulls changed up their starting lineup in arguably the most testing match of the season. Jesse Marsch went with a 4-4-1 with Felipe as the lone man holding in the midfield. Compared to RBNY’s previous gave against Los Angeles this lineup is offensively oriented. Rather than the previous 4-5-1, the formation against TFC allows an additional striker to aid BWP’s attacking efforts.

Changes to Roster

Out: Davis, Lade, Royer

In: Grella, Gulbrandsen, Murillo

The New York Red Bulls ended their three-game losing streak on Friday night. In contrast, TFC ended their win streak. Toronto FC, one of the hottest teams in MLS went into the game with six wins.

Much improved defense by RBNY backline nearly achieved a shutout. The New York Red Bulls for 90 minutes were able to neutralize the attacking prowess of TFC. One loan goal by Benoit Cheyrou in the 70th minute was all that was able to get through the RBNY defense.

A big Jozy Altidore penalty kick save by Luis Robles in the 81st minute proved to be crucial to securing a solid point at home. Later in the match, a TFC goal was called back due to an offsides call.

RBNY leading goalscorer Bradley Wright-Phillips stunned Red Bull Arena with a bicycle kick goal in the 38th minute.

The New York Red Bulls achieved a well-deserved draw against a strong Toronto side. With New England Revolution up next, there is a good chance winning ways will return to RBNY.

Quick Game Facts:

  • 38′ RBNY Goal- Bradley Wright-Phillips (Assist- Gulbrandsen, Kljestan)
  • 70′ TFC Goal- Benoit Cheyrou (Assist- Mavinga, Beitashour)
  • RBNY Yellow Cards- 69′ Murillo, 81′ Kljestan, 89′ Robles
  • TFC Yellow Cards- 37′ Bradley, 82′ Altidore
  • Attendance- 21,025

Next Game:

  • May 27, 2017
  • vs. New England Revolution
  • Red Bull Arena
  • 7:30 p.m. ET
Chris Sudol is a former college soccer player who now avidly supports the New York Red Bulls, Arsenal, and Barcelona, among many other soccer teams.