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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips controls the ball against the Philadelphia Union during the first half at Talen Energy Stadium. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips controls the ball against the Philadelphia Union during the first half at Talen Energy Stadium. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two late goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Sunday.

Wright-Phillips put a sliding one-touch, off a cross from Kemar Lawrence, into the net from a step inside the 6-yard box in the 87th minute to give the Red Bulls (7-7-2) a 1-0 lead. It was New York's first road goal since Wright-Phillips scored in the 13th minute of a 4-1 loss at Houston on April 1, snapping a drought of more than 520 minutes. He added his eighth of the season in the second minute of stoppage time.

Philadelphia (4-7-4) played a man down after Derrick Jones was given a straight red card for a foul on Felipe Martins in the 53rd minute.

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Orlando City SC supporters celebrate after a goal against the New York Red Bulls in the first half at Orlando City Stadium. (Logan Bowles/USA TODAY Sports)
Orlando City SC supporters celebrate after a goal against the New York Red Bulls in the first half at Orlando City Stadium. (Logan Bowles/USA TODAY Sports)

Servando Carrasco scored on a header in the 34th minute to help Orlando City outlast the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Sunday.

The win is Orlando City's first against the Red Bulls since Sept. 2015. Orlando City (3-1-0) has won all three of its home games with its only defeat coming on the road last week against Columbus.

Orlando had several first half scoring opportunities before Carrasco finally broke through. In the 21st minute, Carrasco found Scott Sutter alone on the left wing barely outside the box, but the defenseman's shot sailed just over the goal.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)

Bradley Wright-Phillips, who signed a new multi-year contract this week, returns to the stadium where he recorded many of his first offensive outputs when the New York Red Bulls face the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

Wright-Phillips, the top goal-scorer in MLS the past two seasons, notched his first assist at BBVA Compass Stadium against the host Dynamo in 2013 and then later scored his first MLS goal at the same location.

But he has had a tough go of it early on for the Red Bulls (2-1-1) as opposing teams have been physical in their defense. He has only one goal on five shots on target.

In four matches, teams have committed 54 fouls against the Red Bulls in a tactic that's designed to slow them down and take away any attacking momentum.

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(Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Morris drew a penalty to set up the first goal, scored on a header in the 66th minute to give Seattle the lead, and the Sounders celebrated last year's MLS Cup title with a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

More than 45,000 turned out for Seattle's home opener and were rewarded by goals from Clint Dempsey on a penalty kick, Morris' finish off a beautiful buildup and Harry Shipp's redirected goal off Joevin Jones' shot in the 79th minute.

Morris drew the penalty that led to Dempsey's second goal of the season when he was tripped in the box in the 27th minute by Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis RoblesBradley Wright-Phillips pulled New York even in the 57th minute with a header off the inside of the far post, but Morris' first goal of the year proved to be the game-winner.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis and midfielder Daniel Royer defend a shot from Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis and midfielder Daniel Royer defend a shot from Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

New York scored two second-half goals in a span of about 6 minutes and the Red Bulls rallied for a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night.

New York's comeback spoiled the inaugural Major League Soccer match for Atlanta United, the expansion team that had the support of a sellout crowd of 55,000.

Yamil Asad scored the first goal in Atlanta United history late in the first half for a 1-0 lead.

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A general view of Red Bulls Arena during the game between the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United. (Vincent Carchietta)
A general view of Red Bulls Arena during the game between the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United. (Vincent Carchietta)

The New York Red Bulls announced the list of players they are protecting in advance of the MLS Expansion Draft. 

The 11 players are Luis RoblesRyan MearaKemar LawrenceDax McCartySacha KljestanFelipeMike GrellaDaniel RoyerGonzalo VeronAurelien Collin and Bradley Wright-Phillips. The club's six Homegrown players are automatically protected.

New MLS sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United will each select five players on Tuesday, December 13th. Only one player can be selected from each team.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal past New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders (12) during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal past New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders (12) during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)

Major League Soccer announced New York City FC striker David Villa as the league's Most Valuable Player. The former Spanish international earned 25.9% of the vote. The winner was selected by a combination of club management, media, and current players.

New York Red Bulls Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan finished in second and third place, respectively. Both players were named to the league's 2016 Best XI squad.

Wright-Phillips earned 18.42% of the player vote, 22.43% of the media vote, and 17.11% of the club vote for an average of 19.32%. The English striker scored 24 goals (one more than Villa) and won the league's Golden Boot.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)

New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan and striker Bradley Wright-Phillips were named to Major League Soccer's Best XI for 2016. The team was selected by a combination of players, club executives, and media members.

Both players were previously named to the Best XI, Kljestan in 2008 and Wright-Phillips in 2014. The Red Bulls are one of three teams with multiple players on the squad, along with FC Dallas and the LA Galaxy.

Kljestan had 20 assists this season, the second highest single season total in league history. He also scored six goals, while leading the Red Bulls to a first place finish in the Eastern Conference. In addition to serving as the focal point of the attack, he's active on defense as the advanced destroyer in the high press. Kljestan's success at the club level earned him a return to the U.S. national team after not being called up for two years

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates with midfielder Sean Davis (27) and defender Chris Duvall (25) after scoring a goal during the first half against the D.C. United at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates with midfielder Sean Davis (27) and defender Chris Duvall (25) after scoring a goal during the first half against the D.C. United at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)

The New York Red Bulls announced several roster moves heading into the 2017 season.

Sean DavisChris Duvall, and Justin Bilyeu had their contract options picked up. MLS leading scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips also had his contract option exercised.

Defenders Karl Ouimette and Ronald Zubar did not have their options picked up. According to Sporting Director Ali Curtis, the team is in negotiations to bring back Zubar next season.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) leaves the field with a bloody nose after a loss against the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) leaves the field with a bloody nose after a loss against the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)

The Red Bulls were beaten in the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs before they stepped on the field.

There is no way the front office could have known, neither could have Jesse Marsch. The players certainly didn't know, but that doesn't make it any less true. The Montreal Impact knew how they were going to beat the Red Bulls, and they were built this season to execute it. 

"We knew they're a weak team in the playoffs," Ignacio Piatti, a striker for the Impact told reporters after the match. "They showed that last year, this year."

The New York Red Bulls are built on a pressing system. It is controlled chaos that works to exploit teams by catching them off guard when they turn the ball over, especially close to the opponent's goal. The Red Bulls have employed this system for two years, presenting plenty of opportunities for teams to learn how to neutralize it.

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Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) looks for a call after being brought down by Montrea defender Victor Cabrera (36) in the first half. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) looks for a call after being brought down by Montrea defender Victor Cabrera (36) in the first half. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)

Montreal's Ignacio Piatti scored twice as the Impact eliminated the New York Red Bulls from the MLS playoffs with a 2-1 win in Harrison, N.J. Sunday.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)

Two New York Red Bulls players were named as finalists for the Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player Award. Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and midfielder Sacha Kljestan were nominated for the award along with New York City FC striker David Villa.Wright-Phillips won the Golden Boot after leading MLS with 24 goals, a number that includes seven game-winning goals and no penalty kicks. He also added five assists. Kljestan notched 20 assists, which includes 16 primary assists. He also scored six goals.

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(Eric Bolte)

The New York Red Bulls opened the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo on Sunday. They had several chances to score, but were unable to convert any of their opportunities. The Red Bulls now need at least two goals in the home leg on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.Despite the loss, the team is staying optimistic about their performance."It was basically one play that cost us even though we had what I thought was a good control of the match," manager Jesse Marsch said. "Even though we had some really good advantages, we couldn't convert any of them."

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)

The New York Red Bulls may push the "team" aspect, but they are still led by players who had incredibly prolific seasons in 2016.Bradley Wright-Phillips won the Golden Boot trophy with 24 goals, his second in three seasons. New York City FC striker David Villa finished behind him with 23 goals. Wright-Phillips added another goal in the 2-0 win over Philadelphia to push his total to 68 over a three-year period, which is another MLS record. It's a fantastic output for a player who was almost cut three months into his Red Bulls' tenure. Despite Wright-Phillips deflecting praise and remaining focused on winning MLS Cup, he has many admirers in the locker room.

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Oct 16, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch greats forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) during the 2nd half against the Columbus Crew at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls won, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch greats forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) during the 2nd half against the Columbus Crew at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls won, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls end the regular season on Sunday in hopes of completing the longest unbeaten run in MLS this year, and the third-longest in league history when they meet the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.New York's 15-game unbeaten streak matches a streak run off by the Colorado Rapids from April to July of this year. The Red Bulls haven't lost since dropping a 2-0 decision to New York City FC on July 3d.The Red Bulls (15-9-9) lead the Eastern Conference and cannot fall below a tie in points with second-place New York City FC.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) celebrates with midfielder Dax McCarty (11) after scoring a goal against Columbus Crew during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) celebrates with midfielder Dax McCarty (11) after scoring a goal against Columbus Crew during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)

New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips was named MLS Player of the Week for his performance in a 3-2 win over Columbus Crew SC. The English striker scored two second half goals, including the game winner. Wright-Phillips has won Player of the Week three times this season. He was also named to the Team of the Week for Week 33. Wright-Phillips leads MLS with 23 goals this season, one more than New York City FC's David Villa. He won the MLS Golden Boot in 2014 with a league record 27 goals.

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Members of the New York Red Bulls salute fans after their game against the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena. New York won, 1-0. (Vincent Carchietta)
Members of the New York Red Bulls salute fans after their game against the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena. New York won, 1-0. (Vincent Carchietta)

Tranquillo Barnetta might shake off a minor knee injury in time for the Philadelphia Union's match at the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

With the playoffs and the end of Barnetta's MLS tenure drawing near, there's no time like the present.

The 31-year-old Swiss International announced Tuesday that he will return to his homeland after the season. A day later, Union coach Jim Curtain told the Philadelphia Inquirer he hoped Barnetta "will play a role in the game" against New York after missing last week's 1-1 draw at Toronto.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) and New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) celebrate after Royer's game winning goal against Montreal Impact during second half at Red Bull Arena. The New York Red Bulls defeated Montreal Impact 1-0. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) and New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) celebrate after Royer's game winning goal against Montreal Impact during second half at Red Bull Arena. The New York Red Bulls defeated Montreal Impact 1-0. (Noah K. Murray)

The New York Red Bulls take on local rivals in the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. While matches between the two clubs used to be marquee events, the rivalry has lost some luster with the arrival of New York City FC and the reemergence of D.C. United.

Their previous meeting this season resulted in a 2-2 draw, with the Union coming back from a two-goal deficit. They also met in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup, with the Union overcoming yet another deficit (a common theme for the Red Bulls' opponents this season).

The Red Bulls play the Union two times in the next month as the regular season comes to a close. Both sides are securely in the playoff picture, so now they're fighting for the best possible seed.

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(Noah K. Murray)

The New York Red Bulls played Antigua FC to a scoreless draw at the Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City on Tuesday. With the point, the Red Bulls clinched first place in Group F and advance to the quarterfinal round.

Gonzalo Veron had the match's best scoring opportunity when his chip hit the post in the 8th minute.

The Red Bulls' next match is on Saturday, October 1 against the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips and midfielder Daniel Royer celebrate after he scored the game winning goal against Montreal Impact during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips and midfielder Daniel Royer celebrate after he scored the game winning goal against Montreal Impact during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

 

In their 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact, the New York Red Bulls had to deal with a full bunker for the first time in over a month. The Impact stuck as many as 11 players behind the ball and relied on long balls and counter attacks in an attempt to neutralize the high press.

However, the Red Bulls were prepared to face a tight defense, as they have many times this season.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates his goal. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates his goal. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Red Bulls can clinch their seventh consecutive playoff appearance with a win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Currently in second place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind Toronto FC, the Red Bulls (12-9-9) haven't lost an MLS game in 12 matches since a 2-0 setback to New York City FC on July 3. The Red Bulls are 6-0-6 in that span.

New York is 6-0-0 against Montreal at Red Bull Arena.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates his goal. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrates his goal. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)

Despite a disappointing end result, Bradley Wright-Phillips was able to set another league record in the New York Red Bulls' 3-3 draw with Toronto FC. The English striker scored two goals, upping his season total to 20. He is now the only player in MLS history to have two seasons with 20 goals or more. He also holds the record for most goals in a season (27 in 2014) and most goals over three seasons (62).

For his efforts against Toronto, Wright-Phillips was named to MLS Team of the Week.

"Brad has been on fire playing so well doing so many little things," Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch said in his post-match press conference. "I feel like I sit here and gush about him every week, but he's been really good, really sharp, really focused, really committed. The relationship between him and Sacha [Kljesten] is just fantastic so those guys have both done really well."

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New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall and defender Aurelien Collin react after the game-tying goal by Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore at BMO Field. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall and defender Aurelien Collin react after the game-tying goal by Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore at BMO Field. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Red Bulls collapsed late in a game again in a 3-3 draw with Toronto FC (13-8-8) at BMO Field.

Leading 3-1 after Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his second goal of the game early in the second half, Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore scored twice over the final 22 minutes.

Altidore scored on a free kick in the 68th minute, and scored the equalizer in the 86th minute.

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ed Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) celebrates the win with forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) at BC Place.  (Anne-Marie Sorvin (USA Today))
ed Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) celebrates the win with forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) at BC Place. (Anne-Marie Sorvin (USA Today))

The New York Red Bulls and D.C. United are facing off for the third time this season in a nationally televised match on Sunday. When the two teams last met, in August at RFK Stadium, the Red Bulls jumped out to a two-goal lead with a goal and assist from Bradley Wright-Phillips. However, they experienced another collapse on the road and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

With a little over a month left in the regular season, the Red Bulls and United are chasing different things. New York is trying to keep pace with New York City FC, and is currently one point out of first place in the Eastern Conference. D.C. have been slowly slipping out of the playoff picture and are two points out of the sixth and final spot.

Here are three key storylines heading into Sunday's match.

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(Watchara Phomicinda)

Fresh off a hard fought 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution, the New York Red Bulls are headed across the country to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

With seven regular season matches remaining, the Red Bulls find themselves in a comfortable third place in the Eastern Conference. They're only three points out of the top spot, while currently enjoying a nine-match unbeaten streak.

It's been a tumultuous season due to a succession of devastating injuries and disastrous collapses, but the Red Bulls have weathered most of the storms. Damien Perrinelle and Dax McCarty appear to have made successful returns from injury, which will enable the club to put its best foot forward in the CONCACAF Champions League and MLS Cup Playoffs.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) reacts after the second half at Toyota Park. The Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls game ends in a draw 2-2. (Mike Dinovo)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) reacts after the second half at Toyota Park. The Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls game ends in a draw 2-2. (Mike Dinovo)

By scoring the lone goal in the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 win over the New England Revolution, Bradley Wright-Phillips continues to cement his place as one of the best players in club history and one of the best strikers in league history. The goal, his sixteenth of the season, may have appeared to be routine, but it was also representative of his best qualities. 

 


New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) advances the ball against Montreal Impact defender Victor Cabrera (36) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) advances the ball against Montreal Impact defender Victor Cabrera (36) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)

Bradley Wright-Phillips has been voted the MLS Player of the Week.

Wright-Phillips had two goals in New York's 3-1 win over Montreal, and set the Red Bulls' all-time regular season scoring record with 59 goals. He passed Juan Pablo Angel's previous record of 58 career Red Bulls goals.

Wright-Phillips has scored 14 times this season with four assists.

The Red Bulls are undefeated this year when Wright-Phillips records a goal or assist, going 7-0-4, the team said in a release.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) reacts after scoring a goal against Montreal Impact defender Victor Cabrera (36) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) reacts after scoring a goal against Montreal Impact defender Victor Cabrera (36) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)

Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sean Davis have been named to the MLS Team of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Wright-Phillips scored two goals on Saturday night as the Red Bulls beat conference rival Montreal Impact, 3-1, at Red Bull Arena. The striker had four shots total and was 2-for-2 on aerial duels.

Davis, who was filling-in for the injured Dax McCarty, had a strong game, scoring a goal and assisting on both of Wright-Phillips' goals. Davis also had a 92% passing accuracy.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (center) celebrates a goal against LA Galaxy during the second half at StubHub Center. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Kelvin Kuo)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (center) celebrates a goal against LA Galaxy during the second half at StubHub Center. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Kelvin Kuo)

Two teams knotted in a third-place tie in the Eastern Conference collide Saturday, when the banged-up New York Red Bulls welcome the Montreal Impact to Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls (9-9-6, 33 points) are in great form, riding a six-game unbeaten streak in league play. But they will be shot-handed Saturday.

New York forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, the team's leading scorer, is questionable against the Impact, after suffering an injury last week in a road game at the Los Angeles Galaxy. Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch said Wright-Phillips would undergo an MRI this week, and the star's status for Saturday's game "unclear," as of late Friday.

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The New York Red Bulls drew the Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-2, after blowing a two-goal lead at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Ashley Cole scored the equalizer in the 89th minute. Mike Magee started Los Angeles' rally with a short-range effort in the 80th minute to make it 2-1.

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 (Mike Dinovo)
(Mike Dinovo)

Bradley Wright-Phillips' 90th minute goal earned the New York Red Bulls a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire, but it also elevated him to the club's leading goal scorer of all-time.

Wright-Phillips now has 63 goals in his Red Bulls career, one more than club legend Juan Pablo Angel. What makes the Englishman's record so impressive is that he was able to accomplish it in 776 fewer minutes. It's important to note, though, that Angel was never accompanied by a solid supporting cast of teammates.

"I try not to think about [the record], but when you say these kind of things it makes me proud," Wright-Phillips said after the match. "I put a lot of work into what I do and an achievement like that, it makes me feel happy and proud."

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Images)

Bradley Wright-Phillips volleyed home Connor Lade's cross in the 90th minute to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire on Sunday night.

The Red Bulls (9-9-5) took the early lead when Chicago's Matt Polster scored an own goal in the 16th minute, attempting to clear away Mike Grella's cross.

David Accam tied it for the Fire (4-10-6) with a low shot from behind the penalty arc in the 35th minute. Polster made it 2-1 in first-half stoppage time, scoring his first career MLS goal on a header off John Goossens' cross.

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( Adam Hunger)

The New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC, 4-1, on a scorching day at Red Bull Arena.

Bradley Wright-Phillips opened the scoring in the 20th minute, when he collected a through ball from Sacha Kljestan and placed it into the corner of the net.


New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison (11) reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison (11) reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

When the New York Red Bulls play New York City FC, you can expect to see goals. There have been a combined 18 goals in the five iterations of the Hudson River Derby, with both teams boasting some of Major League Soccer's best attackers.

Before the Red Bulls and NYCFC face off again on Sunday, let's take a look back at the rivalry's best finishes.

5) Chris Duvall - New York Red Bulls - June 28th, 2015

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scores a goal with a bicycle kick against the New York FC in the first half at Yankee Stadium. (William Hauser)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scores a goal with a bicycle kick against the New York FC in the first half at Yankee Stadium. (William Hauser)

When the New York Red Bulls play New York City FC, you can expect to see goals. There have been a combined 18 goals in the five iterations of the Hudson River Derby, with both teams boasting some of Major League Soccer's best attackers.

Before the Red Bulls and NYCFC face off again on Sunday, let's take a look back at the rivalry's best finishes.

5) Chris Duvall - New York Red Bulls - June 28th, 2015

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Sacha Kljestan (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Sacha Kljestan (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The Philadelphia Union host the New York Red Bulls on Sunday in a rivalry battle between Eastern Conference contenders at Talen Energy Stadium.

The Union sat atop the Eastern Conference table for much of the early part of the season, before being overtaken for first place by New York City FC. Philadelphia (8-6-5) has 29 points, one behind New York City.

The Red Bulls (8-9-3) are in third place with 27 points.

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Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scored on a bicycle kick against the New York FC last weekend. (William Hauser)
Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scored on a bicycle kick against the New York FC last weekend. (William Hauser)

New York Red Bulls forward Bradley-Wright Phillips has been voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the 12th week of the 2016 MLS season.

Wright-Phillips scored two goals and assisted on another in helping the Red Bulls to a 7-0 victory over New York City FC during Heineken Rivalry Week on Saturday. The win moved the Red Bulls into third in the Eastern Conference standings (5-7-1, 16 points).

The English forward's first goal came on a header in the 42nd minute of play to give the Red Bulls a 2-0 lead. Wright-Phillips added to the Red Bulls' lead with a bicycle kick past diving goalkeeper Josh Saunders in the 47th minute of play to extend the lead to 3-0. The forward would later assist on Alex Muyl's first-career MLS goal in the 56th minute of the match.

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Watch all seven goals scored by the New York Red Bulls in their drubbing of NYCFC over the weekend...

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Kerith Burke reports from Yankee Stadium and speaks with Red Bulls head coach Jesse March after their 7-0 rout of NYFC.

The New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC, 7-0, at Yankee Stadium in the latest edition of the Hudson River Derby.

Dax McCarty put the Red Bulls up three minutes in, rising above the crowd to head in Sacha Kljestan's corner kick.

Bradley Wright-Phillips doubled the lead in the 42nd minute, finishing Mike Grella's cross.

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The New York Red Bulls cheer with their fans after a goal against the Orlando City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)
The New York Red Bulls cheer with their fans after a goal against the Orlando City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)

SNY.tv's Red Bulls writers Aaron Bauer and Brendan Joseph discuss why last year's two best regular season teams are in different places in 2016.

Aaron Bauer: So the Red Bulls play FC Dallas this Friday. This is a funny game because of how similar these teams were in 2015. They were both at the top of the league at the end of last year's regular season, tied on points, and showed a commitment to playing young players from their respective academies. They were both expected to compete for MLS Cup regularly for the next few years. Now, only Dallas has held up its end of the bargain, and the Red Bulls are trying to get on solid footing this year. What the heck happened?

Brendan Joseph: First, as must be stated with everything related to the Red Bulls right now, they were and continue to be devastated by injuries. Losing Gideon Baah and Gonzalo Veron, two players who were acquired with relatively large transfer fees and were expected to be starters, created gaps in the squad. The team trained for most of the preseason expecting to make the jump from the 4-2-3-1 to the 4-2-2-2 using Veron as a striker and Baah as a center back. Combine the injury issues and early-season rust with opposing teams parking the bus, and they are a team with two wins in eight matches.

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips battles for the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips battles for the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

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San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe (27) celebrates with forward Tommy Thompson (22) after a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the first half at Avaya Stadium. (Kelley L Cox)
San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe (27) celebrates with forward Tommy Thompson (22) after a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the first half at Avaya Stadium. (Kelley L Cox)

SNY.tv's Red Bulls writers Aaron Bauer and Brendan Joseph take a step back to debate what is going wrong with the Red Bulls season so far...

Aaron Bauer: The Red bulls are not playing well. They are 1-5-0 this season, and have been shut out in the five losses they have. Nothing seems to be working for the team, although there are some signs for encouragement. No team, no matter how good, can perform consistently for 34 games in an unpredictable league like MLS, and we can't keep getting shut out forever.

One area that is much different from last year is the Red Bulls aren't scoring early. Last year they disrupted opponent's right out of the opening kickoff using the press, scored early, then forced team's to attack at them, so the press could get deadlier. Now, teams are willing to cede possession to us and counter to score against us with relative ease. Injuries to our defensive line have disrupted our team and allowed opponents to score early against us, compounding our situation. What, do you think Brendan?

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New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch before the game against the Montreal Impact at the Olympic Stadium. (Eric Bolte)
New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch before the game against the Montreal Impact at the Olympic Stadium. (Eric Bolte)

New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch spoke to the media before his team takes on the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Here's what he had to say…

  • Marsch said the Red Bulls need to stay aggressive in their game plan, despite losing the first two games and are yet to score a goal.
  • He hopes that Gonzalo Veron plays well on Saturday, because he opens up the midfield and helps take the pressure off Bradley Wright-Phillips.
  • Marsch hopes that Veron and Wright-Phillips prove "to be a handful" for opposing defenses.
  • The Red Bulls can't continue to "give games away."
  • "We've made a lot of mistakes and that's cost us. We have to find a way to eliminate that and we have to allow ourselves to grow throughout the season to become the team we know we can become."
  • The upcoming bye may be good for the Red Bulls, but only if they go into it off a win.
  • He expects Houston to be "very dangerous."
  • He used three adjectives when describing the Dynamo team: Grittiness, competitiveness and explosiveness.
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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) celebrates with defender Kemar Lawrence (92) after scoring the go-ahead goal to beat DC United during the second half of the MLS Playoffs at Red Bull Arena. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) celebrates with defender Kemar Lawrence (92) after scoring the go-ahead goal to beat DC United during the second half of the MLS Playoffs at Red Bull Arena. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Even without Bradley Wright-Phillips' goal 2 minutes into injury time, the New York Red Bulls would have advanced to the MLS Cup Eastern Conference finals.

Yet the strike settled it without any doubts, giving New York a 1-0 victory over D.C. United Sunday and a 2-0 aggregate win in the two-leg series to put the Red Bulls within one step of the MLS Cup championship game.

It was the second straight year New York has beaten its I-95 rival in the Eastern semifinals, but it took 92 minutes to settle it for sure.

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