It didn't take long, just 3 minutes into the match, for the New York Red Bulls to take control, and they never looked back. The Red Bulls put up a an amazing 6 goals against New York City FC, while keeping a clean sheet with only X shots on goal by the home side. The 7 goal victory sets the team record for biggest win, surpassing a 6-0 victory against Real Salt Lake in 2006.
Dax McCarty had two goals, so did Bradley Wright-Phillips. Alex Muyl scored his first ever MLS goal only minutes after coming on as a substitute in the second half. Gonzalo Veron added number six and Gideon Baah had to make it 7 minutes from the end of regulation. The score was 3-0 at halftime. Everything that could go right for the Red Bulls did, and it was a massive win coming off of disappointing showings against D.C. United and the Chicago Fire.
That number is the length of time it's been since New York City FC has scored against the Red Bulls. That goal was scored by Tommy McNamara in the 6th minute of the match at Yankee Stadium last year. Since that goal, the Red Bulls have now rattled off 12 straight goals against NYC without giving one up. That's an average of one goal every 22 minutes for the Red Bulls since they last gave one up against NYC.
Three headed goals off of set pieces for the Red Bulls. That's almost unheard of in soccer.
The number of goals that Dax McCarty scored in this game. It also happened to be his first ever 2 goal game.
The Red Bulls averaged a goal ever 12 minutes and 51 seconds in this game.