Red Bulls Get Road Win at D.C.
The New York Red Bulls (12-10-5, 41 pts) earned a hard-fought 2-1 win over D.C. United on Wednesday night at D.C.'s Audi Field. Kaku opened the scoring for New York and Danny Royer got the game-winner in a match that featured two red cards in the first half.
With the win, the Red Bulls jump over D.C. United in the Eastern Conference Standings and sit in fourth place heading into the weekend. The Red Bulls are three points behind this weekends' opponent, New York City FC, and just four points out of first place in the East.
The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last nine against D.C. United (5-0-4) and are now 2-0-1 at Audi Field, which opened in 2018.
Kaku got his fourth of the year in the sixth minute, finding an unsettled ball in the D.C. box and firing a low shot by D.C. 'keeper Bill Hamid.
D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney was issued a red card in the 24th minute for violent conduct.
Before the end of the first half, New York defender Amro Tarek received a second yellow card, putting the teams level on man power for the second half.
Danny Royer got his ninth goal of the year, and third from the penalty spot, in the 59th minute. The goal was Royer's second game-winning goal of the season, and 10th game-winning goal of his MLS career.
Captain Luis Robles was credited with two saves, but stood tall several times, including crucial stops down the stretch to keep New York ahead.
Head coach Chris Armas moved to 24-13-8 all-time at the helm.
New York is 44-44-23 all-time in the month of August. New York has scored 185 goals in August and allowed 172.
The Red Bulls continue Heineken Rivalry Week with a trip to Yankee Stadium to face New York City FC on Saturday, August 24. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN2 and Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish.
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