HARRISON, N.J. -- Alejandro Romero-Gamarra scored in the 57th minute to break a tie and Michael Murillo added an insurance goal 19 minutes later as the New York Red Bulls defeated Montreal 2-1 in an MLS match Saturday at Red Bull Arena.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the fifth minute before Jeisson Vargas equalized in the 33rd for Montreal New York is 3-2-0, Montreal 2-4-0.
The Bulls were coming off a 1-0 loss to Mexico's Chivas de Guadalajara on Tuesday at home in the CONCACAF Champions League.
"It's on one level a big ask to now shift gears, but on another level this is what the demands are," Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch said before Saturday's match. "If we're going to be a mentally strong team, we've got to be able to handle tough moments well and move forward quickly."
After rotating the lineup in MLS play through the first month and a half because of midweek Champions League matches -- and going 2-2-0 during that stretch -- Marsch will finally be able to go with his strongest side for league games going forward.
Montreal was will be playing away from home for the fifth time in six games, and had never won at Red Bull Arena. Meanwhile, New York has two decisive home victories this year, beating the Portland Timbers 4-0 and Minnesota United FC 3-0.
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