The New York Red Bulls defeated the Columbus Crew SC 2-1 on Saturday with goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips and Mike Grella. For the second week in a row, BWP was the team's top point getter, but this time the rest of the team all chipped in with fairly low point totals spread over the XI (and subs). Here's how it went for RB:
Bradley Wright-Phillips (FWD, 11 points): BWP almost duplicated his 13 point effort against DC last week by giving himself the same score line. His 1 goal and 1 assist effort allowed the team to secure back-to-back victories and keep their unbeaten streak alive. I smell an Invincibles montage coming; the Ghost of Henry is alive and well.
Mike Grella (MID, 6 points): Seconds after entering the game for Sal Zizzo, BWP caused a turnover, finding Grella, who placed a long distance chip shot over Crew keeper Steve Clark to double RB's goal total.
Luis Robles (GK, 5 points): Arguably the best shot stopper in the league continued his quest for Goalkeeper of the Year. Yes, RB let in a goal, but Robles was pure magic with his late grab off a deflected cross that almost found its way into the lower corner.
Dax McCarty (MID, 5 points): Very similar to last game, McCarty showed why he is one of the top defensive midfielders in MLS. His tenacity kept Columbus frustrated all game long.
Lloyd Sam (MID, 5 points): Sam was dangerous all game, but couldn't find the frame. He may have scored the game's first goal if he were not taken down in the box, earning a PK for RBNY.
RBNY will have another bye week, before visiting D.C. United on April 11th at 7:00pm to close out Week 6.