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Three Thoughts: Dynamo vs. Red Bulls

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Some thoughts on the Red Bulls-Dynamo draw.

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Bradley Wright-Phillips

He's on fire. He added two more to his Red Bulls account tonight, to bring his total to 14. He's the Red Bulls' most consistent scorer, no easy feat with Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill on the roster, and an early favorite to win the MLS golden boot.

So long as he keeps finding ways to score, he'll keep the Red Bulls in games.

Oyongo keeps it up

Ambrosie Oyongo, making just his second MLS start, notched his second MLS assist and did well to find himself some space to hit a cross a few times during tonight's game.

Like we mentioned earlier this week, Oyongo is outplaying several players on considerable wages. He'll likely take a seat when Roy Miller returns from the World Cup and injury, but until then, we can keep enjoying his work from the left back spot.

How many points will the Red Bulls drop to the refs?

I've saved the most contentious point for last. The Red Bulls have been on the receiving end of several bad, game-changing calls this season. From the home opener, where the Red Bulls lost out on two points thanks to a questionable penalty called by the guy in charge of training MLS refs, to last week's "we just didn't want to be party poopers" rationale to tonight's game, the Red Bulls have lost out on, feasibly, six points, depending on how you interpret each event.

With the Red Bulls sitting five points behind Sporting Kansas City (and six points from the bottom-feeding Montreal Impact) those are crucial points. If the Red Bulls miss out on the playoffs, they have legitimate complaints with the officiating.

This goes far beyond missing a yellow card or not calling a foul. The Red Bulls seem constantly on the wrong side of bad calls. Something's got to give, and there are only 17 MLS games left for that to happen.