The New York Red Bulls are good. They are even contenders. Supporter's Shield... MLS Cup... You name it. They defeated a very stacked Toronto FC 3-0 in front of their home crowd on Saturday evening. Even though TFC have names like Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Hercules Gomez, it didn't matter. Deja vu to last week when they blanked New York City FC 2-0 who have their own big names like Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, David Villa and Mix Diskerud. Here are RBNY's top performers. They have been so good, I had to go with four players:
Anthony Wallace (DEF, 13 points): Wallace played another stellar game. In the four games he has made an appearance in this season, he's scored two goals and has had two clean sheets. His point total was so high this week due to recording one of each statistic against TFC. He scored off a screamer outside the box for RBNY's second goal of the game.
Luis Robles (GK, 8 points): Fresh off his Week 23 Save of the Week, Robles earned his second clean sheet in a row, and seventh of the season. With this clean sheet, he has set RBNY's all-time shut out record (for MLS games) with 26, besting Tony Meola's 25. He also made three saves, including another probable Save of the Week nominee.
Matt Miazga (DEF, 8 points): Miazga has done it again. Last week, he silenced David Villa for the third time this season. Saturday, he did it to Sebastian Giovinco. Impressive fantasy stat: in those four games against Villa and Giovinco, Miazga has only allowed them to gather nine fantasy points. Outstanding for the 20-year old to have that kind of accolade to his name against players that have won La Liga and Serie A twice each.
Sacha Kljestan (MID, 8 points): Not only is Kljestan a nice guy, but he is a pretty damn good soccer player. I keep harping on this in my pieces, but Kljestan has been incredible since coming back from his red card suspension. This the incident, he has registered two goals and five assists in those eight games. Hopefully he is starting to get looked at again by Jurgen Klinsmann for the US national team. He assisted Anthony Wallace's outside the box strike.