Red Bulls Crush Real Salt Lake 4-0

With former Red Bull coaches Mike Petke and Jesse Marsch in the house, current Red Bull head coach Chris Armas guided his club to a 4-0 drubbing of Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening at Red Bull Arena.

Petke was seated on the team's bench coaching the visitors, while Marsch back from Germany was sitting in the stands with the Red Bull faithful in the South Ward.

Petke acknowledged and was greeted well by the Red Bull fans in the stadium, especially those in the South Ward. Despite coaching the opponents, Petke remains a MetroStar-Red Bull icon.

The New York Red Bulls (7-5-3, 24 pts) cruised past Real Salt Lake (6-7-1, 19 pts).

New York is unbeaten in their last five matches (4-0-1) and have won six of their last eight games (6-1-1).

Prior to Saturday's match, New York had not scored a goal against RSL in the last two matches. New York scored four goals in a 25-minute span in the second half.This is the 22nd time New York has tallied four goals or more at Red Bull Arena in a league match.

Michael Amir Murillo was able to break the scoreless tie as he sent a ball towards net that was redirected by RSL's Marcelo Silva for an own goal in the 58th minute.

Seconds late, Sean Davis connected with Kaku, who threaded a pass into the box forDaniel Royer. Royer took two touches and finished to the far post to double the lead in the 59th minute.

Murillo, again, threatened inside the box as he dribbled towards the middle and finished in a crowded space to raise the lead to three, 3-0, in the 64th minute.

For the second-straight match, Omir Fernandez came on as a sub and score to give New York a 4-0 win.

Royer scored his 27th career league goal to surpass John Wolyniec for seventh on the franchise's scoring list.

Murillo became the 16th different player to score a goal in a league match.

New York had 14 different scorers in all of 2018.

Captain and goalkeeper Luis Robles recorded three saves for his second consecutive clean sheet and 67th career.Robles tallied his 107th league win to move into a tie with Scott Garlick for seventh all-time in MLS.

Five of the last 13 goals have been scored via a Red Bulls defender.New York is 36-44-21 all-time in the month of June. New York has scored 141 goals in June and allowed 157.

New York next heads South down I-95 to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, June 8 at Talen Energy Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn


Scoring Summary:NY - Marcelo Silva (OG) 58'NY - Daniel Royer (Kaku, Davis) 59'NY - Michael Amir Murillo (unassisted) 64'NY - Omir Fernandez (Ivan, Murillo) 83'

Misconduct Summary:RSL - Nedum Onouha (caution, unsporting behavior) 15'

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Amro Tarek, (Sean Nealis, 73') Tim Parker, Kemar Lawrence, Michael Amir Murillo, Marc Rzatkowski, Kaku, Alex Muyl (Andreas Ivan, , Sean Davis, Daniel Royer (Omir Fernandez, 78'), Brian White


Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando ©; Brooks Lennon, Marcelo Silva, Nedum Onuoha, Aaron Herrera, Everton Luiz, Nick Besler (Kyle Beckerman, HT), Jefferson Savarino, Sam Johnson, Sebastian Saucedo, Corey Baird


Referee: Armando VillarrealAssistant Referees: Logan Brown, Tom Felice4th Official: Elton GarciaVAR: Edvin Jurisevic

Attendance: 19,122 


New York Red Bulls Post-Game Quote SheetRed Bulls 4, Real Salt Lake 0
June 1, 2019 | Red Bull Arena  


Q. Danny Royer missed last week. What did you see into this game that he was ready to go?

CHRIS ARMAS: Yeah, we're always mindful when guys are carrying little knocks or soft tissue concerns. So that's where the problem comes from. Goes from one level to the next based on -- we get all the information from the doctors and the medical staff and the players. There was no real concern with him coming in. Didn't want to come out, of course. He had a great game.

Q. The approach where there were opportunities early with Danny, the first 30 minutes and start of the second half. Seemed like it was almost like it was going to happen, and then you had that avalanche of goals in that six-minute span. Did you like that continued progression throughout the game?

CHRIS ARMAS: Yeah, it's much of what we spoke about at halftime, and what -- coming into the game, we thought it could look like that. We'll have the ball. We're prepared to have the ball, and in our training sessions and the way we mapped out the beak but always when you have the ball -- when you lose the ball, that sets up the competition's strength.So in the first half, we did have a feeling that the goal was coming. You could see it. Guys were getting good stops on the field. Like there's moments we could come down on the first half or show up but we don't want that to creep in too much where it becomes a pass-around. We still wanted to be aggressive. We had a lot of guys running around their back line and we had a lot of guys still looking forward, and then you just have to talk about, all right, what does that mean now -- the counter-pressing, controlling space, be ready for those.The belief was there at halftime. The energy was right, a couple little adjustments, and it was fun to watch the guys have fun.

Q. When your team scores three goals in ten minutes, what does that do for the team's confidence, especially considering that the goals came from a variety of players?

CHRIS ARMAS: Well, listen, I think the story continues. This team is a real team and they stick together and they play for each other. They run for each other, and this has been building. I mentioned it recently. The Atlanta game wasn't a starting point, we said. It was a result of guys putting in a lot, and all of us doing a lot, right. That's what it was.So now you see a team that we think looks much like us to start the game and control the game in the ways that we want it to, but of course, I mean, I think we all know that goals do a lot for a team. They do a lot for the belief that you can play a little more free. Confidence grows. You start seeing the balls look around a bit more. Guys committing numbers, and again, that's fun to be part of when you're out there, and from the sideline, from us, the spectators, the supporters, that's a lot of fun to watch.So it does a lot for the team. It's the best part of the game. The goalkeepers, 100-yards -- celebrate, it's the best part of the game.

Q. Obviously for you, it's a little different than for supporters, but a long-time coach, on top of that, Jesse in the crowd; you're focused on the game, but can you take a step back now at the result? What was it like for you to be in this atmosphere with obviously Mike [Petke] and also Jesse [Marsch]?

CHRIS ARMAS: It's always -- a few times a year I get to see Mike, it's good. We go way back as youth soccer players on Long Island. I think we are both proud of each other, the careers we had as players and now as coaches. That's the exchange we had, and I think that will remain the same. So it's always good to see him, and it's home for him, New York, this building, people that we respect -- who he is and the work he's done. It's good to see him.With Jesse being in the building, when I saw him before, it's not -- it's almost emotional, seeing him back here. Because I know he's -- I'm watching him, the work that he did this year. I've known him for a long time. It's a real reflection on him, the person that he is, the soccer person that he is, to go over there and help RB Leipzig to a Cup final, and I know he was a big part of that. There's no doubt about it.So yes, for me, it was extra special because Jesse was here. Just having him here, getting to see up close the work that we're doing; that he can feel so part of that and proud of that, I think he has to feel good about that.

Last edited by Dave Birnbaum; 06/02/19 02:12 PM.