Red Bulls Drop Mid-Week Road Match at Toronto, 3-1
A second-half Tom Barlow goal was not enough as the New York Red Bulls (9-8-4, 31 pts) lose at Toronto FC (8-8-3, 27 pts), 3-1, on Wednesday night at BMO Field.
Toronto FC quickly go up 2-0 from a Jozy Altidore goal and a penalty-kick goal from Alejandro Pozuelo in the first 26 minutes.
New York responded in the second half as 56th-minute substitute Derrick Etienne Jr. found Barlow to cut the deficit to one, 2-1, in the 63rd minute.
TFC regained its two-goal lead in the 72nd minute as Ashtone Morgan stole the ball off the foot of Michael Amir Murillo and beat a diving Luis Robles to the far post.
Barlow, who scored a brace for New York Red Bulls II just one week ago, tallied his second career league goal. In 16 appearances combined between Red Bulls and Red Bulls II, Barlow has 12 goals this year.
Etienne tallied his first league assist of 2019 and became the 19th different Red Bulls player to tally an assist on the season.
With Etienne Jr. becoming the 19th player with at least one league assist for the Red Bulls in 2019, New York tied Columbus Crew SC (1998) and LA Galaxy (2011) for most players on one team with at least one assist in a single season.
Centerback Aaron Long recorded his 100th career start across all competitions.
New York completes their back-to-back road trip on Sunday at Orlando City SC. Sunday's match is slated for 7:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live on FS1, FOX Sports Go, and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
New York Red Bulls 1, Toronto FC 3
2019 MLS Regular-Season Match 21
Wednesday - 8 p.m. ET
BMO Field | Toronto, Ontario
TFC - Jozy Altidore (Endoh) 6'
TFC - Alejandro Pozuelo (PK) 26'
NY - Tom Barlow (Etienne, Jr.) 63'
TFC - Ashtone Morgan (unassisted) 72'
NY - Michael Amir Murillo (caution, unsporting behavior) 23'
NY - Kemar Lawrence (caution, unsporting behavior) 25'
TFC - Tsubasa Endoh (caution, unsporting behavior) 51'
NY - Marc Rzatkowski (caution, unsporting behavior) 69'
NY - Bradley Wright-Phillips (caution, unsporting behavior) 86'
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence, Michael Amir Murillo, Marc Rzatkowski, Cristian Casseres, Jr., Alex Muyl (Derrick Etienne, Jr., 56'), Kaku, Vincent Bezecourt (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 64'), Tom Barlow (Daniel Royer, 69')
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 14; SAVES: 1
Toronto FC: Quentin Westberg; Justin Morrow, Laurent Ciman, Omar Gonzalez, Richie Laryea, Alejandro Pozuelo (Ashtone Morgan, 63'), Jacob Shaffelburg (Jonathan Osorio, 55'), Marco Delgado, Michael Bradley, Tsubasa Endoh (Chris Mavinga, 76'), Jozy Altidore
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 6
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Assistant Referees: Cory Richardson, Gianni Facchini
4th Official: Yusri Rudolf
VAR: Guido Gonzales Jr.
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