BWP Scores His 100th MLS Goal, Red Bulls Defeat DC United 1-0
With the match delayed close to two hours due to heavy rains and lightening at DC United's brand new field, Audi Stadium, the New York Red Bulls needed only one goal to beat United 1-0 scored in the 2nd minute of the game by Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The goal was BW-P's 100th MLS goal and W-P who before the match had 99 goals and coincidentally his jersey number is 99, pulled off his regular jersey to celebrate his goal with the second jersey he was wearing underneath that had the number "100" written on the back.
NY¬†- Bradley Wright-Phillips 14 (Kaku) 2'
NY¬†- Bradley Wright-Phillips (caution, delaying the restart of play) 3'
DC¬†- Paul Ariola (caution, unsporting behavior) 32'
NY¬†- Tyler Adams (caution, not retreating) 90'+3'
New York Red Bulls:¬†Luis Robles ¬©; Michael Amir Murillo, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence, Sean Davis, Tyler Adams, Kaku (Marc Rzatkowski, 67'), Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Daniel Royer, 61'), Alex Muyl (Ethan Kutler, 81'), Bradley Wright-Phillips
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 2
D.C. United:¬†David Ousted; Oneil Fisher, Steve Birnbaum ¬©, Frederic Brillant (Ulises Segura, 84'), Joseph Mora, Zoltan Stieber (Russell Canouse, 67'), Paul Arriola, Chris Durkin, Luciano Acosta, Yamil Asad, Darren Mattocks (Wayne Rooney, 57')
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2
Assistant Referees:¬†Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Jeremy Kieso
4th Official:¬†Silviu Petrescu
Bradley Wright-Phillips¬†became the fastest player in MLS to reach 100 league goals and helped the New York Red Bulls (13-5-2, 41 pts) defeat D.C. United (3-8-5, 14 pts), 1-0, on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls have three straight matches and six of their last seven.
Wright-Phillips, in just his 159th¬†career league game, needed just 81 seconds to tally his 100th¬†career league goal and the eventual game-winning goal.
BWP's 159 games to 100 goals surpassed previous league-record holder Taylor Twellman's 174 matches. He has also raised his career all competitions goal total to 118.
Head coach Chris Armas improved to 3-1-0 all-time and tallied his first career road victory as a MLS head coach.
The Red Bulls are now 49-39-22 all-time in the month of July. New York has scored 180 goals while allowing 163 during the seventh month of the year.
Wright-Phillips moved into a tie with Edson Buddle for 10th¬†all-time in league history with 100 goals. It took Buddle 304 matches to reach the century mark.
BWP also moved into a three-way tie with Eddie Johnson and Jaime Moreno for 10thall-time in league history for game-winning goals with 26.
Kaku¬†remained atop the league in assists as he raised his season total to 13. New York's No. 10 has recorded at least one assist in three-straight matches and four of the last six games.
Luis Robles¬†needed just two saves to record his 56th¬†career clean sheet. Robles moved into a tie with Donovan Ricketts for 10th¬†all-time in league history for shutouts.
Robles has recorded back-to-back shutouts and his seventh in 2018.
New York returns to Red Bull Arena for back-to-back matches, beginning on Saturday, July 28 as they Columbus Crew SC. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with coverage on MSG, MSG GO and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish on TuneIn.
New York Red Bulls 1, D.C. United 0
MLS Regular Season Match 20
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 8 p.m. ET
Audi Field | Washington, D.C.