Red Bulls Start Strong, Fall Late to Philadelphia, 3-2
Despite a strong first half, the New York Red Bulls (7-6-3, 24 pts) dropped all three road points to the Philadelphia Union (9-4-4, 31 pts), 3-2 on Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium.
In the 29th minute, Marc Rzatkowski sent a low-lining pass into the 18-yard box for Kyle Duncan. Duncan took one touch in and then passed towards the top of the box for Kaku, who one-timed a low shot past Andre Blake to the far post for the 1-0 lead.
As time was winding down in the first half, Alex Muyl sent a high-arching pass from midfield to a sprinting Brian White. White sprinted pass two Union defenders and looped his shot over a charging Blake to double the lead in the 42nd minute.
Down two goals, Union subbed in Ilsinho in the 53rd minute. In a 12-minute span, Ilsinho tallied two goals and an assist to lead Philadelphia to a second-half comeback.
Kaku tallied his second goal of the season to raise his career total to eight as a Red Bull.
Kaku has recorded a point in four consecutive matches, tallying two goals and two assists during that stretch.
White scored his team-leading fourth league goal of the season in just 631 minutes of action. He has recorded two goals and one assist in the last four games.
Duncan, Muyl and Rzatkowski all contributed with an assist. Ducan and Muyl each recorded their first league assists of 2019, while Rzatkowski tallied his third.
Captain and goalkeeper Luis Robles recorded four saves and surpassed Tony Meola for the franchise's top spot in saves with 632.
Robles also tallied his seventh career penalty-kick save.
New York will have a break in MLS play with an U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match against the New England Revolution on Tuesday, June 11 at MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN+.
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