Red Bulls Win A 3-2 Thriller Over Galaxy
New York Red Bulls 3, LA Galaxy 2
2018 MLS Regular Season Match 7
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30 p.m. ET
StubHub Center | Carson, Calif.
NY - Daniel Royer 1 (Wright-Phillips, Gamarra) 7'
NY - Florian Valot 2 (Wright-Phillips, Gamarra) 49'
LA - Ola Kamara (Ibrahimovic) 59'
LA - Giovani Dos Santos (Romney, Ibrahimovic) 66'
NY - Alejandro Romero Gamarra (PK) 84'
LA - Giovani Dos Santos (caution, unsporting behavior) 61'
NY - Ryan Meara (caution, no impact on timing) 89'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Aurelien Collin (Florian Valot, HT), Michael Amir Murillo, Tyler Adams, Sean Davis, Daniel Royer (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 76'), Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Alex Muyl, 87')
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 3
LA Galaxy: David Bingham; Dave Romney (Chris Pontius, 86'), Jorgen Skjelvik, Michael Ciani (Daniel Steres, 89'), Giovani Dos Santos (Emmanuel Boateng, 80'), Ola Kamara, Perry Kitchen, Romain Alessandrini, Sebastian Lletget, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow, Ian Anderson
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
VAR: Tim Ford
Alejandro Romero Gamarra's 84th-minute penalty-kick goal led the New York Red Bulls (4-3-0, 12 pts) past LA Galaxy (3-4-1, 10 pts), 3-2, on Saturday night at StubHub Center.
New York earned their first road win in league play as they bounced back from a loss for the third time this season.
The Red Bulls recorded their fifth three-goal match of the season and fourth in the last five matches.
Saturday's match was New York's third consecutive one-goal road match.
New York found themselves on an early counterattacking play as Alejandro Romero Gamarra found Bradley Wright-Phillips deep in Galaxy territory. Wright-Phillips dribbled towards the end line and sent a low cross across the face of goal for Daniel Royer, who finished to give the Red Bulls an early 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.
Wright-Phillips found himself in a similar situation early on in the second half and crossed to the middle of the box for Florian Valot, who also cashed in a one timer to double New York's lead, 2-0, in the 49th minute.
Minutes later, Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent a through ball into the 18-yard box for Ola Kamara. Kamara took one touch and snuck a low shot underneath the reach of Luis Robles to cut LA's deficit to one, 2-1, in the 59th minute.
Ibrahimovic then swung in a corner kick that found the head of Dave Romney. Romney redirected the kick into the box and Giovani Dos Santos finished to the near post for the equalizer, 2-2, in the 66th.
New York was given a penalty-kick chance in the 84th minute. Kaku took the kick and finished to the left post for the game-winning goal.
After scoring the first goal for the Red Bulls on Feb. 22 against CD Olimpia, Royer ended his league goal-drought with his first of the season.
Valot and Kaku raised their career league goal totals to two, respectively.
Wright-Phillips has tallied a point in three consecutive matches. He has two goals and two assists during that span.
First career multi-assist league match for both Wright-Phillips and Kaku.
Head coach Jesse Marsch improved to 52-34-23 at the helm in New York. Marsch also raised his away record at New York to 15-26-14.
New York unveiled their 13th different starting XI this season across all competitions.
New York is 41-35-20 all-time in the month of April. The Red Bulls have tallied 132 goals and have allowed 116 in the fourth month of the year.
New York returns from their West Coast trip to host NYCFC in the first NY derby match on May 5 at Red Bull Arena. The first NY derby match kicks off at 2 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.