New York Red Bulls beat Minnesota United at the Red Bull Arena tonight, in a game where they weren’t troubled.
The Red Bulls took the lead in the 15th minute after Alex Muyl’s shot from distance was driven low and Loons keeper Matt Lampson couldn’t get down in time to make the save.
The ever-reliable Bradley Wright-Phillips doubled the home side’s advantage just before half time. He latched on to a knock on from a free-kick before flicking home to make it 2-0.
It was a very impressive finish, and something we’ve started to expect from the Englishman.
Midway through the second half, Bradley Wright-Phillips was down receiving treatment after his head hit the ground after a fall. He got up and continued, however it’s worrying how lightly the decision was taken after he could’ve suffered concussion, this needs to be taken more seriously.
In the 78th minute, Bradley Wright-Phillips was again involved in the action as he made it 3-0 to the Red Bulls. A beautifully weighted through ball from Alex Muyl put BWP in behind before he finished calmly with the outside of his right boot.
The Loons had a chance to pull one back with two minutes to go as Ethan Finlay hit the crossbar with a strong header. Robles was beaten, but the woodwork kept the ball out and the Red Bulls’ keeper’s clean sheet in tact.
The match ended as a comprehensive 3-0 victory for New York. Minnesota will bounce back, and to be fair, they were missing a few regulars.