New York Red Bulls Paint New England Red in 2-1 Win (Highlights)
May 27, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) dribbles the ball while New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) and midfielder Laglais Kouassi (12) defend during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Bergmann-USA TODAY Sports

New York Red Bulls hosted New England Revolution Saturday night May 27 where they gained three home points.

The New York Red Bulls hosted the New England Revolution Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. With attendance recorded at 20,905, the RBNY looked to capitalize on their May 19th tie against first-place Toronto FC.

Early on in the match, RBNY goal opportunities came from Grella and Lawrence. Lawrence arguably had his best game of the season tonight. Lawrence posted one assist, one shot, and 90 minutes played. He both bolstered the defense and added to the attack throughout the game.

Unfortunately, due to a Perrinelle foul inside the 18-yard box, New England went up 1-0 early on. Lee Nguyen stepped up in the 9th minute to beat Luis Robles’s left side on the penalty kick attempt.

After New England’s goal in the 9th minute, Lawrence in the 23rd minute almost capitalized on an opportunity. After a failed corner kick attempt Lawrence cracked a volley from about 25 yards from RBNY’s goal.

The New York Red Bulls’s goal scoring chance came early in the second half. In the 47th minute, Bradley Wright-Phillips notched his 75th career goal. BWP back-healed the ball into the net after New England’s Cropper gave up a rebound near the six-yard box.

The New York Red Bulls were able to pull ahead in the 74th minute. Kemar Lawrence provided a nice ground ball pass to Daniel Royer who passed the ball into an open net. Royer’s fourth goal of the season ultimately was the game winner.

The New York Red Bulls seem to have rebounded from their losing ways. With a strong tie at home against Toronto FC and a win against New England, RBNY finished their home game stretch 1-1-1. Not too shabby for a team that seemed to be in a mid-season crisis two matches ago.

The New York Red Bulls’s next game is at Montreal on Jun. 3. Will RBNY seek revenge against their Eastern Conference opponents who knocked them out of the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs?

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.