The New York Red Bulls took advantage of a Jermaine Jones-less New England Revolution team by dismantling them 4-1. The win moved RBNY into sole possession of the number two spot in the East, after losses by Orlando City SC, Columbus Crew SC and a 4-4 draw between New York City FC and Toronto FC. The Red Bulls had great performances on the offensive side of the ball, helping six of the starting XI to gather at least 6 points each.
Bradley Wright-Phillips, (FWD, 15 points): BWP ripped apart New England singlehandedly, notching two goals and an assist. He was able to establish a great connection with Lloyd Sam and Dax McCarty in the early-goings to put NE down quickly. He registered 5 shots to keep the defense on their heels all game long.
Lloyd Sam, (MID, 12 points): Sam started the game like a man on fire. He had a fantastic assist to BWP in the opening minutes, then was the playmaker and goal scorer in the 10th minute. His vision in the open field was key to the Red Bulls' fast start.
Anthony Wallace, (DEF, 9 points):
Wallace received his first start and minutes of his short MLS career. Wallace started for the senior team for only the second time this year. But that didn't stop him from grabbing his first MLS goal either. The fantasy numbers were modest from a defensive perspective. His shot was hit very well, but deflected off a NE defender to get past Shuttleworth.
The Red Bulls continue their season on Saturday July 18th when they travel to Orlando City, then have back-to-back games against the Philadelphia Union for US Open Cup on July 21st and International Champions Cup against Chelsea on July 22nd.