Red Bulls Blank Second-Place Philadelphia, 2-0
An early Tom Barlow goal helped pace the New York Red Bulls (14-13-5, 47 pts) over the Philadelphia Union (15-9-7, 52 pts), 2-0, on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena. New York moves into fifth place and a point shy of D.C. United for fourth and a home playoff match.
New York recorded six out of a possible nine points in a seven-day stretch to earn their 10th consecutive trip to the Audi MLS Playoffs, which is the second-longest active streak in the league.
The Red Bulls tallied back-to-back league clean sheets for the first time since May 25-June 1 against FC Cincinnati, 1-0 and Real Salt Lake, 4-0.
New York recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since May 25-June 1.
In the 32nd minute, Josh Sims sent a pass across the face of goal and Andre Blake tried to break up the pass with a diving stop. Blake's attempt failed as the ball was loose and Barlow came crashing in and finished to the near post.
With time winding down in stoppage time, Bradley Wright-Phillips found himself one-on-one with Blake and dished off to his left for Daniel Royer to add an insurance goal.
Barlow tallied his second career game-winning goal in just his 11th league match.
Royer scored his 11th league goal of the season and 34th of his career. The Austrian winger has tallied 46 goals across all competitions with New York.
Royer has tallied goals in back-to-back matches and has recorded a point in the last three games (2G, 1A).
Kaku tallied his sixth MLS assist of the season and 20th for his career in league play. He has recorded a point in four of the last five matches (2G, 2A).
Wright-Phillips has assisted in two of the last three games to move into sole possession of fifth place in franchise history with 28 career MLS assists.
Luis Robles recorded two saves to tally his eighth MLS clean sheet of 2019 and 71st career league shutout overall.
Robles moved into sole possession for fifth all-time in goalkeeper wins with 114.
Head coach Chris Armas improved to 26-16-8 all-time at the helm.
New York improved to 43-45-19 all-time in the month of September. New York has scored 161 goals in September and allowed 173.
New York concludes their two-game homestand with their home regular-season finale against D.C. United on Sunday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio.
New York Red Bulls 2, Philadelphia Union 0
2019 MLS Regular-Season Match 32
Sunday - 6:30 p.m. ET
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, N.J.
NY - Tom Barlow 3 (unassisted) 32'
NY - Daniel Royer 11 (Wright-Phillips, Kaku) 90'+6'
NY - Marc Rzatkowski (caution, unsporting behavior) 60'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Kyle Duncan, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Josh Sims (Alex Muyl, 81'), Sean Davis (Kaku, 58'), Marc Rzatkowski, Daniel Royer, Tom Barlow (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 61')
TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Kai Wagner, Mark McKenzie (Marco Fabian, 75'), Raymon Gaddis, Alejandro Bedoya, Brenden Aaronson (Sergio Santos, 54'), Fabrice-Jean Picault (Isinho, 59'), Haris Medunjanin, Jamiro Monteiro, Kacper Pryzbulko
TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 5
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Jose Da Silva
4th Official: Lorant Varga
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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