Red Bulls Defeat Montreal Impact 3-1 At Red Bull Arena
New York Red Bulls 3, Montreal Impact 1
2018 MLS Regular Season Match 5
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY - Bradley Wright-Phillips 4 (Florian Valot) 5'
MTL - Jeisson Vargas (unassisted) 33'
NY - Alejandro Romero Gamarra 1 (Bradley Wright-Phillips) 57'
NY - Michael Amir Murillo 1 (Kemar Lawrence) 76'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis (Alex Muyl, 87'), Daniel Royer, Alejandro Romero Gamarra (Marc Rzatkowski, 82'), Florian Valot, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 78')
TOTAL SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 11; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 2
Montreal Impact: Evan Bush; Rudy Camacho, Victor Cabrera, Rod Fanni (Daniel Lovitz, 40'), Jukka Raitala, Chris Duvall, Alejandro Silva, Samuel Piette, Ken Krolicki (Louis Beland-Goyette, 57'), Igancio Piatti ©, Jeisson Vargas (Anthony Jackson-Hamel, 66')
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 8
Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski, Eric Weisbrod
4th Official: Marcos Deoliveira
VAR: Silviu Petrescu
The New York Red Bulls (3-2-0, 9 pts) kept their perfect home record, defeating the Montreal Impact (2-4-0, 6 pts), 3-1, on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. New York is just one of four teams left this season with a perfect home mark (Portland and LAFC have yet to play at home).
Bradley Wright-Phillips wasted no time giving the home side an early lead as he finished his 90th career league goal to the far post in the fifth minute. Wright-Phillips's goal was New York's fastest goal this year.
Montreal's Jeisson Vargas sent in the equalizer on a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box in the 33rd minute. Vargas's goal ended New York's consecutive scoreless streak at Red Bull Arena at 393 minutes in league play.
Already with a goal in the match, Wright-Phillips was able to set up Kaku, who curled in a shot from just inside the 18-yard box in the 57th minute. Kaku's goal was the eventual game winner.
Minutes later, Kemar Lawrence ran down the far sideline and sent a perfect cross forMichael Amir Murillo inside the six-yard box. Murillo redirected the pass for his first goal of the season.
It was New York's third consecutive league game with at least three goals.
The Red Bulls extended their unbeaten streak at Red Bull Arena to 11 matches (6-0-4) in league play. New York has outscored their opponents, 29-7.
Wright-Phillips moved into sole possession of 12th place all-time in MLS with 90 league goals. He raised his career goal across all competitions to 107.
Murillo became the 13th different Red Bull to tally a goal across all competitions this season.
Kaku tallied his first career league goal and his second as a Red Bull.
Florian Valot, Lawrence and Wright-Phillips all chipped in with an assist.
Head coach Jesse Marsch raised his record at New York to 51-33-23 all-time.
New York is 40-34-20 all-time in the month of April. The Red Bulls have tallied 128 goals and have allowed 112 in the fourth month of the year.
New York unveiled their 11th different starting XI this season across all competitions.